Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 05/07/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

8 Slam gate rudely on ancient scientific text (8)

9 An artist took pen to write cursive eastern script (6)

10 Rode out being roughed up (6)

11 What’s left of genuine comic James and you reported to be into (8)

12 and 13 Castle with a somewhat drunken rule, we hear, should exercise discipline (4,1,5,4)

15 Build up account on island (7)

17 Give weapons to group and badge to wear (7)

20 and 22 Old cars also on film are something to be devoured (7,3,4)

24 Musical outpouring to Diana by a father and child (8)

26 Can someone be Dorothy’s friend? (6)

27 How much you’ll pay for a horse (6)

28 Spice king, perhaps, pursued by a Scotsman (8)

DOWN

1 First contingent abandon stick (6)

2 Left boat outrigger with bloomer (8)

3 Is he cast as the dream rector? (10)

4 Editors furious about drug (7)

5 Crazy flying mammals (4)

6 It’s rubbish without dash to be more follically challenged (6)

7 Heard to omit part of speech and get out of order (8)

14 In this place the French said there was to be a railway that can be passed on (10)

16 Charm is a disposition of personal magnetism (8)

18 Reported to purchase guide to using both hands (8)

19 Did Robert the Bruce in battle burn this cake? (7)

21 While chewing gum, spy soft rock (6)

23 Display notice in or out of the light (6)

25 Position the tissue of lies up inside (4)

Thursday’s solution:

Across: 1 Disagreement, 8 Image, 9 Applauded, 11 Pulpit, 12 Starters, 14 Nonplussed, 15 Scar, 18 Apse, 19 Social club, 21 Identity, 23 Advert, 25 Non-linear, 26 Outdo, 27 Dissatisfied.

Down: 1 Deadlines, 2 Specials, 3 Grab, 4 Empathetic, 5 Meagre, 6 Nudge, 7 Dispensation, 10 Distribution, 13 Assortment, 16 Collected, 17 Gladioli, 20 Strips, 22 Ennui, 24 Iris.

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