Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/03/15

04/03/15

04/03/15

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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Tuesday's solution

Tuesday's solution

1 Another food store said to be in the capital (3,5)

5 Lower garment singularly unusual (6)

10 Good girl in northwest Spain (7)

11 Not performing as well as usual although not on the bench (3,4)

12 The French welcome this French absence (5)

13 It’s four-sided where tapir and emu could have surrounded head zookeeper (9)

14 It is not clear whether one can see the markings on this cat (7,7)

17 Rendering performance of a piece of music (14)

21 Without using special care at least faded inside (3,3,3)

23 Young slippery customer (5)

24 Room where Kenneth can contain his restless desire (7)

25 Unrestrained virtuoso did not start performing (7)

26 Based on ten lines Dean rewrote at the beginning (6)

27 Cleaner’s mother accepted one with special appeal (8)

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1 Worry about horse entering river (6)

2 Laws adapted by as many as there are in West Midlands town (7)

3 Earlier game piece found in treasury (9)

4 Teacher sharing another examination of one’s deepest feelings (5-9)

6 Topless toy gun (5)

7 Old coat I replaced with articles from abroad (7)

8 Plain jam could be (4-4)

9 In favour of everything, it is with value to the utmost (3,3,3,5)

15 Honour the arrangement at striking time perhaps (2,3,4)

16 Commandeered each kid who had been moving round Juliet (8)

18 Attempt to do something risky – see if it fits (3,2,2)

19 Evident that old boy has few debts (7)

20 Run from top of hill first of all (6)

22 Hungarian composer of memorable harmonies (5)

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