April 3rd, 2020

Quick Cryptic 1584 by Mara

I took ages to get going with this, but it was reasonably starightforward after that. I seemed to do a lot of biffing. I'll be interested to see how you all got on. 10 minutes for me.


Across
1 Carelessly omits a Chinese revolutionary (6)
MAOIST - anagram ('carelessly') of OMITS A
5 Kit back on vehicle for band (6)
STRIPE - STRIP is kit as in football kit, + E (back of vehiclE)
8 Careless type playing with fire gets burnt (13)
BUTTERFINGERS - anagram ('playing with') of FIRE GETS BURNT
9 Indicate average value (4)
MEAN - double definition
10 Drainage sorted for shrub (8)
GARDENIA - anagram ('sorted') of DRAINAGE
11 A southern bird to the rear (6)
ASTERN - A + S + TERN
13 That woman taken in by father, ruined (6)
DASHED - SHE inside DAD
15 Predator cooked, salty little thing (8)
TEARDROP - anagram ('cooked') of PREDATOR
17 Poultry and not a sausage for batsman? (4)
DUCK - A bird and a score of zero in cricket
19 Educator distributing her chocolates (13)
SCHOOLTEACHER - anagram ('distributing') of HER CHOCOLATES
21 Light cereal grass circled by insect (6)
FLOATY - OAT inside FLY
22 Lucrative job student won't start (6)
EARNER - (L)EARNER
Down
2 A charming accent (5)
ACUTE - A + CUTE
3 Strong batting, perfect for example (7)
INTENSE - IN is batting, perfect is a an example of a TENSE
4 Something sticky in pie, unfinished (3)
TAR - TAR(T)
5 Supporter of jockey claims journalist provoked (7,2)
STIRRED UP - STIRRUP supports a jockey, with ED inside
6 Part of antihero, guess one's villainous (5)
ROGUE - hidden word: antiheRO GUEss
7 Piggy beginning to crawl in, occupying hole (7)
PORCINE - C + IN inside PORE
10 Shockingly green friend, on the whole (9)
GENERALLY - anagram ('shockingly') of GREEN, plus ALLY for friend.
12 Insect ruined large sheet full of holes (7)
STENCIL - anagram ('ruined') of INSECT + L
14 Cocktail made with brandy, as cider awful (7)
SIDECAR - anagram ('awful') of AS CIDER
16 Wine I love in jar, drunk (5)
RIOJA - I + O inside anagram ('drunk') of JAR
18 Some pancake, perchance, served up? (5)
CREPE - reverse hidden word: pancakE PERChance, also an &lit, which is why the definition doesn't seem to be at the beginning or end.
20 Organ that can go up or down? (3)
EYE - meaning it's a palindrome