Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/03/14

01/03/14
01/03/14
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Attendant making an effort in colourful display (9)

6 Personal hygiene problem some, but not all, have on part of body (5)

9 Hindu holy man depressed with Hugh as had been heard (5)

10 Inventor of spinning-frame, he was open all hours! (9)

11 Something that will not happen when very hot place becomes very cold (4,7,4)

13 Daughter and I emphasise extreme pain (8)

14 Said country’s pepper (6)

16 Sounded similar at the end (6)

18 Restrict a railway line (8)

21 Ben Nevis to go up? It’s very difficult to achieve (8,2,5)

23 Free from restraints from one French prisoner’s ankle-ring (9)

25 Outlandish latex receives praise (5)

26 Place of retreat from tax perhaps (5)

27 Ronnie with PhD secreted hormone (9)

DOWN

1 Chaps organising alternative festival (5)

2 Coming from Luss, goodbye, it’s an expression of gratitude (3,5,3)

3 One question about fire in geological formation (7)

4 Cross right over a number of lines (8)

5 Two unknowns each with a knight that’s acceptable included Japanese gangster (6)

6 Reportedly bought half school soup (7)

7 Drop most of the pudding (3)

8 Motherliness of bird, it appeared during month in spring (9)

12 Dust from anvils coach transported (8,3)

13 Weapon found going over estuary in town in Devon (9)

15 Jade loth to become an idiot (8)

17 Start to do some commuting on certain lines (7)

19 New clue about a reactor initially using this energy (7)

20 Preserve jam (6)

22 Do not declare staff (5)

24 Small coin used during Passover (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Amplification, 10 Tinstones, 11 Voile, 12 Nemesis, 13 Marmite, 14 August, 16 Try again, 18 Detested, 20 Pigeon, 23 Tocsins, 24 Chloral, 26 Reach, 27 Integrals, 28 Share the blame.

Down: 2 Minim, 3 Lotuses, 4 Finish, 5 Cashmere, 6 Taverna, 7 Originate, 8 Stand and stare, 9 Be meaningless, 15 Gatecrash, 17 Red shift, 19 Swither, 21 Illegal, 22 Scythe, 25 Realm.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Page, 3 At the ready, 10 Rebel, 11 Insisting, 12 Window-dressing, 14 Non-verbal, 16 Leila, 18 Liszt, 19 Parotitis, 20 Hope for the best, 24 Roadhouse, 25 Agama, 26 Sweepstake, 27 Skit.

Down: 1 Periwinkle, 2 Go bananas, 4 Triad, 5 Hosteller, 6 Roses all the way, 7 Align, 8 Yoga, 9 All over the shop, 13 Bass strait, 15 By-product, 17 In the dark, 21 Ovate, 22 Tweak, 23 Eros.