Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/05/15

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Friday’s puzzle

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01/05/15

01/05/15

1 Playing field is finished and will get better (7)

5 Get into a fight, singled out, suffered abrasions (7)

9 Cope with an assembly of cattle raiders (7)

10 Leading actress with theatre initially wears out clothes (7)

11 Opens code for operating piece of medical equipment (9)

12 Grooming implement I put in boiler (5)

13 Violin originally suitable for jazz music (5)

15 Last one in may be poorly in sensitive surroundings (4-5)

16 Isle Grace treated with lack of respect (9)

18 Start being ready to make film (5)

21 Make a sudden comeback in motor competition (5)

22 Where the ashes fall, you might say, when put together (9)

24 Put out a call for Dec’s partner in costume procession (7)

26 Herb seen by Shakespeare’s daughter when wearing glasses (7)

27 Inhabitant finds it’s fine in the German environment (7)

28 Did this literary family have a good position on horse? (7)

DOWN

1 Missiles wobble when set up badly (7)

2 Red coot found dissected in French department (4,3)

3 Examples of 1 down carrying first batch of Russian infective agent (5)

4 The fitter lot run freely – this one’s a weakling (4,2,3,6)

5 Plan used by coach, perhaps, indicating when to go off and come on etc (5,10)

6 Go up hill? Nonsense! (3)

7 With DIY, Mary constructed vast monument (7)

8 Does Sir need to go over this set of papers? (7)

12 Many have another go at forming statement of belief (5)

14 Char paper (5)

16 Losing initial prudishness, took clothes off _ and was barred (7)

17 Clog one stream in city on the Rhine (7)

19 Stock Exchange taking notice of marine fertiliser (7)

20 Centre foiled intruder with not-especially-lucky clover (7)

23 Supposed to have heard about visitor (5)

25 One hundred per cent defeat suffered when losing leader (3)

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