Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 03/05/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

8 It belongs to me to assume role of operator and be bossy (8)

9 Not required to take part in river exercises after Monday (6)

10 Allow Henry to become deadly (6)

11 Are flat toes distorted to produce a high voice? (8)

12 Doubling up about concern (4)

13 No chance, they say, to tie up our father (3,1,6)

15 Schizophrenic’s up late and beat (7)

17 Be bold enough to present original outline (7)

20 Something for restraining horse at auction during high wind (10)

22 Deep sea fish (4)

24 Prohibition detective may attempt to meet with tactics at gunpoint (8)

26 Vicar wants equality with offspring (6)

27 Used 14 again as called for in the past (6)

28 Evocative with turned up nose when involved in noisy outburst (8)

DOWN

1 Promise General Assembly will convene in wineshop (6)

2 Princess addressed from lofty headland (8)

3 Boot out, telling: “Now!” (10)

4 Golf instructor, perhaps, is suitable for making gains (7)

5 Tumbled down hill (4)

6 Past reforms cover early English currency (6)

7 At university, master is worried about going to source (8)

14 Topple cars in crash during special delivery (6,4)

16 Italian female teased, we hear, without letting up (8)

18 Thus what divides America from Russia is what makes one think seriously (8)

19 Cord worn by unspecified person covered in fat (7)

21 Clears up when it falls down and expires (6)

23 Ranger in a Barbour, say, who’s wandering along (6)

25 Bookmaker’s bag (4)

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