Cryptic crossword - Scotland on Sunday 21/06/2015

Sunday's puzzle
Sunday's puzzle
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Sunday’s puzzle

ACROSS

3 5 we hasten to bandage? (8)

8 Stumped below it when graduate joins the Italian (4)

9 & 17 Across No score is required for pop song? (3,3,4,2,4)

10 Linesman is prohibited on the phone (4)

11 Weedy souls avoid powerful Scottish starters (4)

13 One taking drugs at party at traveller’s retreat (5)

17 See 9 Across

18 Occur to a very quiet layer on the outside (6)

19 & 23 Down Old actor’s steep record comes back to vehicle, we’re told (5,5)

22 Fishy captain with a Slam (4)

24 Place in Scotland which goes from South to West (4)

25 Lots of rubbish? Get cash with papers recycled (10)

26 Turn back with subject for a monstrous type (4)

27 Showing derision towards crop around chant (8)

DOWN

1 Is the little boy able to find waterway? (5)

2 Young boys get on and off outside, meeting old leader (9)

4 Poet with conflicting responses (5)

5 Hurt William the First and undo his potential (5)

6 Annoying person removes article from Belgian community (5)

7 Lasting in and of France with particular cycle (8)

12 Messy appeal? Father misses out on this one? (4)

14 Work for the papers as alternative to dictatorial type (9)

15 Gets rid of the little girl’s attitudes (8)

16 Love to get greeting for Oregon’s leading state (4)

20 Very big nonsense sent back by the body (5)

21 Continue to tear up the course (5)

22 Unsmiling contents of Easter night festival (5)

23 See 19 across

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Across 3, Treading. 8, Erne. 9,

Hindustani. 10, Ashe. 11, Alto. 13,

Sheba. 17, Alison. 18, Hassle. 19,

Exile. 22, Dirt. 24, Arno. 25,

Disappoint. 26, Eton. 27, Re-enlist.

Down 1, Irish. 2, Rehearsal. 4,

Radio. 5, Asses. 6, Irate. 7,

Grimaces. 12, Tuna. 14, Hesitates.

15, Calendar. 16, Thai. 20, Issue.

21,Expel. 22, Dross. 23, Snoop.