Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/01/15

05/01/15
05/01/15
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Firm up each border showing no emotion (5,5,3)

10 Heard tune being composed, before it was brought to light (9)

11 Part of a flower growing in a country house, palace or mansion (5)

12 Is more inquisitive about one in harsher surroundings (7)

13 Disguises partitions with curtains or blinds (7)

14 Hard-working church got round the man in charge, commonly (6)

16 Drive over almost all, out East, to find a small monkey (8)

18 There’s hardly enough in musical for some floorshows (8)

20 In the main, follow an old sailor (3-3)

23 Made fun of small note, in a way (7)

24 Wrong prognosis for wretched fugitive (7)

26 Does he pick out the numbers from the vernier scale? (5)

27 Intentionally working with some determination (2,7)

28 Splendid reputation of one showing off in the US (13)

DOWN

2 Green growing over one famous fountain (5)

3 To supply first form with pot is hard (7)

4 Shows the way for addicts to take final Scotch (6)

5 Did Ted put 11 across up on a pillar? (8)

6 Stand right in front of East German spirit, at some stage (7)

7 Recruited one more starter, having forged ahead (9)

8 Having changed the recess, could begin to recover (4,3,6)

9 Finish all at once near to each other ... (5,8)

15 ... and get near to Robin, designed to be easy to deal with (2-7)

17 Hard-working American followed a film workshop (8)

19 Painter had time to support new rough fabric (7)

21 Signed up, at the end, to rebuild tender (7)

22 Ring large US city; it’s fair game (4-2)

25 Have a party for the Navy on deck (5)