March 20th, 2020

Quick Cryptic 1574 by Joker

Fairly straighforward, though 16a and 7d might cause difficulty. just over 8 minutes for me

Across
1 Thin tree chopped up, a number being bad (8)
THIRTEEN - anagram ('chopped up') of THIN TREE
5 I turn back behind unknown Hindu ascetic (4)
YOGI - I GO backwards + Y (unknown)
8 One vinyl is quiet, playing in a curious manner (13)
INQUISITIVELY - anagram ('playing') of  I VINYL IS QUIET
10 Throw out English judge before European court (5)
EJECT - E + J + E + CT
11 Round tamale that’s mixed up milled grain (7)
OATMEAL - O (round) + anagram ('mixed up') of TAMALE
12 Boy wizard too much wrapped up in short hair style (6)
POTTER - OTT inside PER(m)
13 Caper left one in short dress (6)
FROLIC - L + I inside FROC(k)
16 Young swimmer initially drowning, passed out in story (7)
TADPOLE - D (for drowning)  + PO (passed out - new one on me) inside TALE
18 Small stringed instrument needing tuning? (5)
SHARP - S + HARP
20 Unlimited oil and unction flowing (13)
UNCONDITIONAL - anagram ('flowing') of OIL AND UNCTION
21 Christopher E Bird (4)
KITE - KIT + E
22 Hot ire over sycophantic follower (6-2)
HANGER-ON - H + ANGER + ON

Down
1 Spare key, yours some time ago? (5)
THINE - THIN + E
2 Coroner’s investigation of death during hunt (7)
INQUEST - In + QUEST
3 Transporter of seeds was first in the conurbation here (11)
THISTLEDOWN - IST inside THIS TOWN Edit: LED inside THIS TOWN
4 Newspaperman given some credit, organisationally (6)
EDITOR - Hidden word crEDIT ORganisationally
6 Rather large robes employed, but not all (5)
OBESE - hidden word rOBES Employed
7 Perfect day in Scilly I, going about topless (7)
IDYLLIC - D for day inside CILLY I backwards
9 Taking it easy after middle of winter is potentially appealing (11)
INTERESTING - RESTING after (w)INTE(r)
12 Pull off penning religious books, whatever comes (3,4)
POT LUCK - PLUCK with OT inside
14 Student left with something quite profitable (7)
LEARNER - L + EARNER
15 Some eye queen with time for golf? (6)
RETINA - REGINA with T instead of G
17 Vessel contains a gold coin from the past (5)
DUCAT - DUCT with A inside
19 Support from chirpy Londoners (5)
PYLON - hidden word chiPY LONdoners