Crpytic crossword - The Scotsman 05/04/2014

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Like matador wearing very stylish clothes (7,2,4)

10 From Seoul, mini luxurious car (9)

11 After short time Ronald became an ass (5)

12 Shade over our heads (3,4)

13 Acrobat’s appliance of skill flipping vegetables, say (7)

14 Jack’s posh way is clearly wrong (6)

16 What boxing fans want to consider (3,5)

18 Tailless dog from part of Croatia (8)

20 Replace poster quickly (6)

23 Doubly notice brief inspection (4-3)

24 Girl about to be with hundreds and one more (7)

26 Outsize vehicle gets award (5)

27 It is fair I am with father at new trial (9)

28 Thighbone Earl injured on opening in ice (9,4)

DOWN

2 My strange initial card-game (5)

3 Neglect filthiness (7)

4 Left divorcee with new diet (6)

5 Went mad with neckwear for a decade (8)

6 From tent-site, we hear, nearly everybody going to a city in Africa (7)

7 Light-fingered clue, arson suspected (9)

8 Real, actually existing, relatively speaking (5,3,5)

9 Singular underwear, it cannot be said (13)

15 Barman’s transport? (6,3)

17 Foxy in a feminine way? (8)

19 You and me in fancy tiara in the country (7)

21 Some more birthdays cause revival of interest (7)

22 Inside centre panicking in snare (6)

25 Complaint - low temperature (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Against, 5 Pastels, 9 Calumny, 10 Pilates, 11 Severance, 12 Drama, 13 Shrub, 15 Samaritan, 16 Withdrawn, 18 Sagas, 21 Rests, 22 Incubates, 24 Thicken, 26 Entwine, 27 Daymare, 28 Managed.

Down: 1 Accosts, 2 All over, 3 Namur, 4 Try one’s patience, 5 Peppermint cream, 6 Sol, 7 Extract, 8 Sustain, 12 Darts, 14 Bodes, 16 Worsted, 17 Testify, 19 Gutting, 20 Suspend, 23 Baton, 25 Kea.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Shrinking violet, 9 Objective, 10 Tagus, 11 Icily, 12 Non-member, 13 Geeky, 15 Craziness, 17 Pull round, 19 Duchy, 21 Betrothed, 23 Bumph, 24 Prima, 25 TurDon’t even go there.

Down: 1 owing up, 2 Rejoice, 3 Nicky, 4 Ixion, 5 Greenland, 6 In the wind, 7 Legible, 8 Taser, 14 Yard of ale, 15 Couchette, 16 Say cheese, 18 Lothian, 20 quoise, 26 Compile, 21 Biped, 22 Derig, 23 Blunt.

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