A Puzzle by Meles
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A review by Prolixic follows:
1a One can't help but to be up in casino careless over money (9)
INSOMNIAC: An anagram (careless) of IN CASINO around the abbreviation for money.
6a Overheard crying and rows (5)
TIERS: A homophone (overheard) of tears (crying).
9a Made better copper colour (5)
CURED: The chemical symbol for copper followed by a three-letter colour.
10a Remarkable events amid catastrophe - no men argued! (9)
PHENOMENA: The answer is hidden (amid) the final four words of the clue.
11a Winston leaves The Ministry's building, leading to harm (3)
ILL: The surname of the prime minister Winston without (leaves) the first six letters that are a building where ministers hold religious services.
12a Make an advanced manoeuvre part of instructions for tying shoelaces? (4,3,4)
LOOP THE LOOP: Double definition, the second part cryptic.
14a She thinks about core of thesis and starts again (7)
RESUMES: A five-letter word for someone who thinks reversed (about) followed by the central two letters (core) of thesis.
15a Top arrangement of eighths (7)
HIGHEST: An anagram (arrangement) of EIGHTHS.
16a News items on e.g. rugby, cycling (7)
REPORTS: The two-letter word meaning on or about followed by a five-letter word for something of which rugby is an example with those five letters cycled around.
19a Force providing weapons for management of livestock (7)
FARMING: The abbreviation for force followed by a six-letter word meaning providing weapons.
22a Dancing lone cancan without husband, showing casual indifference (11)
NONCHALANCE: An anagram (dancing) of LONE CANCAN around (without) the abbreviation for husband.
23a Many years are left (3)
ERA: Reverse (left) the are from the clue.
24a Effect of blow - it makes you feel cooler! (4-5)
WIND-CHILL: Cryptic definition.
26a Five books, after which editor made a choice (5)
VOTED: The Roman numeral for five followed by the abbreviation for old testament (books) and the abbreviation for editor.
27a Give up ground after heading to the other side of fifty (5)
YIELD: A five-letter word for a playing ground with the first letter changed to the last letter (other side) of fifty.
28a Breathe in supply to sleep for a long time (9)
HIBERNATE: An anagram (supply) of a BREATH IN.
1d The thing with Switzerland that is right but increasingly irritating (7)
ITCHIER: A two-letter word meaning the thing followed by IVR code for Switzerland, the abbreviation for that it and the abbreviation for right.
2d Almost inevitable to get bonus extra (7)
SURPLUS: A four-letter word meaning inevitable or certain with the final letter removed (almost) followed by a four letter word meaning bonus.
3d Book from 12pm on 16/03? (11)
MIDDLEMARCH: The time would be the pivotal point in the month indicated.
4d Arrogant when dismissing former monarch, not showing reverence (7)
IMPIOUS: A nine-letter word for arrogant without (dismissing) the regnal cipher for Queen Elizabeth II.
5d One's spotted hostility to ethics oddly rising (7)
CHEETAH: A four-letter word meaning hostility or odium and the odd letters of ethics all reversed (rising).
6d Tango with over the required number? (3)
TWO: The letter represented by Tango in the NATO phonetic alphabet followed by the abbreviations for with and over.
7d He rose yelling, somewhat upset - it's not a pretty sight! (7)
EYESORE: The answer is hidden (somewhat) and reversed (upset) in the first three words of the clue.
8d Hold the position, delay, then throw a shot (4,3)
STAY PUT: A four-letter word meaning delay and a three-letter word meaning to throw a shot.
13d Average beer ordered for someone keen to show willing (5,6)
EAGER BEAVER: An anagram (ordered) of AVERAGE BEER.
16d Out of control area hidden in part of airport (7)
RUNAWAY: The abbreviation for area inside (hidden in) a six-letter word for part of an airport.
17d Act of atonement from two knights independently breaking treaty (7)
PENANCE: The chess abbreviation for knight inserted in two different places (independently breaking) a five-letter word for treaty.
18d What traders do at Billingsgate, reportedly acting in their own interest (7)
SELFISH: A homophone (reportedly) of sell fish (what traders do at Billingsgate).
19d Spread out over disco to find group sharing in passion (3,4)
FAN CLUB: A three-letter word meaning spread out followed by a four-letter word for a disco.
20d Tendency to remain at home with secret cigar regularly (7)
INERTIA: A two-letter word meaning at home followed by the even letters (regularly) of secret cigar.
21d Frightfully enraged political heavyweight (7)
GRANDEE: An anagram (frightfully) of ENRAGED.
25d Chip shop food is cash on delivery (3)
COD: Double definition, the second being the abbreviation for cash on delivery.