Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/11/13

02/11/13
02/11/13
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Mean rump steak cooked at funfair (9,4)

10 Notice illumination that’s giving full public attention (9)

11 Cloth gently put down (5)

12 Cordial enquiry about my competence (7)

13 Poem Cleo arranged with old Shetland viol (7)

14 Way to find time, awfully messy outside (6)

16 Some outline area starting in Asia (4,4)

18 Something identified by intellect but not by the senses of twelve accepting new menu (8)

20 Hordes disrupting island (6)

23 Put that in your pipe and smoke it (7)

24 Outstanding amount of work first for marsupial (7)

26 Plays more than one work (5)

27 Having this one would doubt another’s honesty (9)

28 Not a beastly republic! (6,7)

DOWN

2 New Zealander, not one coming from Romania (5)

3 Can be dissolved or worked out (7)

4 Magazine after expenses had been met is means of attraction (6)

5 Talked idly when MP left new department (8)

6 Well-liked turn in part of East London (7)

7 Action taken from back part of army (9)

8 Killing pair of animals I take to the country (13)

9 Goes on hoarding public notice (13)

15 Find by chance with trip over (7,2)

17 Enormous diminution in fuel (8)

19 Cry out when I penetrate old shellfish (7)

21 Attaching one thing to another using bent piece of metal at home before midnight (7)

22 Small tree from Bosnia (6)

25 Said to be crafty to set off from Irish town (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 8 Fatheads, 9 Eraser, 10 Change, 11 Rose pink, 12 Opal, 13 Habitation, 15 Forests, 17 Smitten, 20 Let’s face it, 22 Inca, 24 Thickens, 26 Beagle, 27 Magnus, 28 Operates.

Down: 1 Barhop, 2 Chenille, 3 Made the tea, 4 Ascribe, 5 Pews, 6 Carpet, 7 Beanpole, 14 Timetables, 16 Overhear, 18 Trimaran, 19 Version, 21 Second, 23 Calmed, 25 East.