Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Money from moonlighting with mistress? (1,3,2,3,4)

10 Send mail to South African province following birth (9)

11 Eskimo will know instinctively to take temperature (5)

12 It’s agonizing to see damage when you are texted at last minute (7)

13 Alas, gran - she only has one tooth! (7)

14 Suitable slots are just inches across (6)

16 Philosopher who put speculation to a sour use (8)

18 Generous sort of payment, perhaps, to give to a few (8)

20 An inspiration died happy (6)

23 Blitz the cause of pub brawl, maybe (7)

24 Unworthy to be loaning out an exclusion (7)

26 Tell off for being concealed in church (5)

27 At home, Jerry may cause obstruction (9)

28 Having reserved a time to purchase audio, software and something for your spots, perhaps (2,11)

DOWN

2 Location on the right is nearer 24 (5)

3 Shaven hairstyle is the fashion definitely (7)

4 Beat about head for informal conversation (6)

5 Be true and don’t let go (4,4)

6 Corkscrew movements rip lass apart (7)

7 Expression of disgust encountered by people who take out girls (9)

8 How horse sees his Irish jockey giving praise for winning? (1,3,2,3,4)

9 Aircraft trainee used plane to flatten out on the deck (2,6,5)

15 Crying out for building agreement (9)

17 Knowing myself to be favourite, I enter with skin complaint (8)

19 Figure on a horse should meet expectations (5,2)

21 Mother’s under the car, at least! (7)

22 Spoil canvas with contents of lubricator (6)

25 Is forehead centrally lined in this study? (5)

Thursday’s solution

ACROSS: 1 Short and sweet, 10 Onset, 11 Solitaire, 12 Green belt, 13 Hired, 14 Termite, 16 Smarten, 18 Balance, 20 Parasol, 21 Urges, 23 Designing, 25 Interpose, 26 Twist, 27 Adventuresome.

DOWN: 2 Haste, 3 Retention, 4 Austere, 5 Deletes, 6 Watch, 7 Emirates, 8 Forget about it, 9 Leading lights, 15 Relegated, 17 Abrogates, 19 Endmost, 20 Pasteur, 22 Surge, 24 Idiom.

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