Cryptic crossword - 25/07/15 The Scotsman

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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1 In spite of walking using telepathy (7-7)

9 Relative stopping short, snake to release its grip (7)

10 With gradually decreasing tone and speed in music Alan dominated (7)

11 Unusually flashier way included for relative (4-6)

12 Some subtle violence from biblical tribe (4)

14 Slender northern pointer (6)

15 Fuss after some of the madrigal (4-4)

17 Exclude one item held by singer (8)

19 Puts back alternative while in a state of near-unconsciousness (6)

22 Piece of work to take someone to (4)

23 Instrument providing tea and rolls (10)

25 Letters from distant station (7)

26 Ask about adventure (7)

27 Go after first person’s chief game (6-2-6)

DOWN

1 Making contact at base (8,6)

2 Regarding the eyes, holding sense initially of kissing (7)

3 Ordinary people found under the lawn! (5-5)

4 Key worker in the office (6)

5 Avoidance of leech, was squirming (8)

6 At the proper time in a fit manner (4)

7 More or less than nothing (3-4)

8 Matchmaker involved with the ring (6,8)

13 Tall and well-proportioned sculpture mostly on said river (10)

16 Below two were confused by the current (8)

18 Cooking roots, it makes a dish (7)

20 Give warning before wine could run out (7)

21 Large number included in tale that’s wild (6)

24 Jay using low manoeuvres having cheek (4)

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