Cryptic crossword - 05/08/15 The Scotsman

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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Eccentric having two drugs (8)

6 Drop by covered in blots of colour (6)

9 Spring in southern Pennsylvania (3)

10 Four repeatedly redesigned fussy decoration (4-4)

11 Regretting part of true full-frontal (6)

12 Rod used to perform magic (4)

13 Do not disturb, holiday by oneself (5,5)

15 Progress very well in the pool? (2,10)

18 Fighting on stage? (7,2,3)

21 Broken bead removed from meat (5,5)

23 No Greek character is not upper-class (3-1)

24 A coif’s removed during debacle (6)

26 How awful to rile Bert, awful (8)

27 Enemy oddly froze (3)

28 Unexpected refusal of enthusiast (6)

29 Banish again the ambassador (8)

DOWN

2 Somewhat more readily go through the words again (6)

3 Sudden action of French lady’s finishing stroke (4,2,5)

4 Serious danger according to the Italian (5)

5 Soon army heard wave (7)

6 Bowler may dislodge cereal stack (9)

7 Round we fail to settle (3)

8 Coloured wriggly line on map of Africa (4,4)

14 Far-extending fast movement continuing over extended period (4-7)

16 Delete when industrial action has finished (6,3)

17 Speculate in article where you’ll see love grow (8)

19 By the way Rex included spacecraft (7)

20 Item of leg jewellery, one Kay allowed (6)

22 She’s a gem (5)

25 Money so useful initially (3)

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