Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/09/15

04/09/15

04/09/15

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Friday’s puzzle

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04/09/15

04/09/15

1 Live data gathered to confirm legitimacy (8)

5 Alarms cause worry on board (6)

10 Don’t throw away regular cell occupation for hermit (7)

11 Italian town gets spread on 6 (7)

12 Trips around the capital of Thailand given to us (5)

13 Suggests perhaps we are more than just good friends (9)

14 Need first theme remodelled to state precisely what is meant (6,3,5)

17 A stroll round Holyrood, say, gets you a piece of cake (1,4,2,3,4)

21 Sail close to the wind when restricts to a small area (9)

23 Remove traces of periods of ecstasy (5)

24 Equal place, they say, to meet newcomer (7)

25 A nod is evidently as good as a wink to give a full metal jacket (7)

26 Made sister introduce lay off (6)

27 Fed a need for being horribly subjected to very loud noise (8)

DOWN

1 Truth is extremely focused on the subject (6)

2 Give a talk on revolutionary rule etc (7)

3 Does chicken provide piece of musical equipment? (9)

4 He makes the party go, showing the way to relax, and thus get u niversal love (3,4,3,4)

6 Stuff egg initially in dessert topping (5)

7 Morning announcer may get old in register (7)

8 SS repast turned out to be least plentiful (8)

9 Check the evil for a time with whisky he’s taken freely (6,3,5)

15 Given inside information about being toppled (6,3)

16 Society girl moved easily as horse went at its fastest pace (8)

18 Harmonises with current musical combinations vocally (7)

19 Straighten out some of corporeal ignorance (7)

20 Perform duties chief would execute (6)

22 Holds pride of place, we hear, in English city (5)

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