Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/05/15

05/05/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

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05/05/15

05/05/15

8 Almost total approval awarded in favour, I hear, of celebrity (4,4)

9 Reported to ascent with ice equipment to summit (6)

10 Digging tool and original rake put in drier (6)

11 Bitter drink is foul - he bans it! (8)

12 Go for a night out on the town with primitive weapon (4)

13 Depressed mood engendered by working out neologisms (10)

15 Batter last one of family put in dish (7)

17 Seafood that’s minimum-calorie when taken in liquid stuff (7)

20 What a keen boy scout may do on his wedding day? (3,3,4)

22 Thanks, provided rescinds order (4)

24 Hard case made out for acting game, then ... (8)

26 ... scratch session of another game (3,3)

27 Observe humorist stuck in mud ... (6)

28 ... asking if Philae is coming from Muck, perhaps (8)

DOWN

1 Succor rallying round with defensive circle in the West (6)

2 Napoleon back in this role in 1814? You can picture it (8)

3 POW camp could, they say, produce mineral deposit (10)

4 One who makes hard core art (7)

5 Deeds introducing all comers to sport (4)

6 New lining made of woody tissue (6)

7 Scotsman sees his doctor, exhibiting exaggerated masculinity (8)

14 Make fun of being upside down in the soup (4,6)

16 Match might be one that got off (8)

18 Stopped working at Lloyds, say, in Paris district (4,4)

19 Having secret knowledge of costing components (7)

21 Travel slowly on sticky surface with wild horse, or ... (6)

23 ... another equine some say consumed lucky charm, like ... (6)

25 ... quadruped with head down in grass (4)

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