Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/07/14

04/07/14
04/07/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Thursday's solution

Thursday's solution

8 Restrict to particular place where coal lies scattered around (8)

9 Behead and cruelly disable this girl (6)

10 Saint’s feature causes difficulty (6)

11 Boats’ captains are first to spot fish (8)

12 and 13 Open market with no charge to come in and, they say, chance of winnings (4,10)

15 Give support to partner found through online match-making? (7)

17 Sarcastic about piece taken from newspaper (7)

20 and 22 Watch elements jump into possible charity retail outlet (10,4)

24 Substitutes year abroad, perhaps, in periods (8)

26 Caps vegetables, planting initial roots (6)

27 Head swimming in foreign country makes one leap about (6)

28 Rigidity found when nothing’s happening on Scotland’s far north coast (8)

DOWN

1 Enigmatic retort used by good-for-nothing (6)

2 Olé Japan! They’re cooking peppers (8)

3 and 5 Region in need of help to rest as sea dried out (10,4)

4 Studies informatics at Yale, originally, with relative impenetrability (7)

5 and 14 Traffic calming measure for car near here? (4-10)

6 Bacon provided for each picnic basket (6)

7 Tail end is followed by last couple of men when it’s come up again (8)

14 See 5 down

16 Gets out of the rain, perhaps, hiding in fairground’s helter-skelter (8)

18 Using immobiliser on action of great sin (8)

19 Methods used by the subconscious to give direction to edge of path (7)

21 Flower that’s alternative to tree (6)

23 Dead time employment is not very sharp (6)

25 See 3 down