Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/12/13

02/12/13
02/12/13
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Alter the atmosphere at the start of global warming (7 ,6)

10 It’s rare to fnd subordinate fellow frst equal (9)

11 Girl has many stars down under (5)

12 Wanting new runner to come back in good order (7)

13 For example, a number can be sustainable ... (7)

14 ... and small numbers have to be crazy to become ramblers (6)

16 Get support to hire a band (8)

18 Harry may take a party political stance (8)

20 Was heartless dad about to gain by summing up (6)

23 Trying to promote international match in Greece (7)

24 The Spanish, for example, have a new top tip to be refned (7)

26 Card games, by the end, may be unregulated (5)

27 Current destructive force, in the main (5,4)

28 Brides mean to end up with a comforting approach to patients (7,6)

DOWN

2 Was guided back, say, to a rocky ridge (5)

3 Matched up maiden with a bishop; that’s droll, from the start (7)

4 It can be diffcult to get right into the Channel (6)

5 Dependent on having to turn right into institute (8)

6 Dancing-girl can return a register (7)

7 For Blair to dig up a shambles takes the biscuit (9)

8 Is managing to fght all over the place (7 ,6)

9 Regains consciousness, and communicate with girl, so joins forces (5,8)

15 Mark an important stage, on the way (9)

17 Give way to heath, as planned, fnancially (8)

19 Would little brothers lie about water heaters? (7)

21 Carry on at home, but spend too long thinking about it (5,2)

22 Hardly ever get models to turn up (6)

25 Is fully conscious of a 8 down, by the end (5)