Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/03/15

06/03/15

06/03/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Thursday's solution

Thursday's solution

1 Put seeds in around big house at no great depth (7)

5 Sheep disease that develops as price drops (7)

9 Baby given to flattery? (7)

10 Starts to deny appeal in team’s turn to bat (7)

11 ‘Not well cooked’ was Emma’s rebuke (5,4)

12 Said to have poked one’s nose into group of lions (5)

13 Awful smell when decapitated fish (5)

15 Does office worker’s hair make her a scarlet woman? (9)

16 Gets a lone crook having no competitors in property market (4,5)

18 Born with detective’s requirements (5)

21 Should be able to hear anything (5)

22 Grave monument laid to doctor’s pitch (9)

24 First century prophet portrayed in simple boat (7)

26 Test I go to trash, being self-centred (7)

27 Thing to be arranged later this evening (7)

28 Creamy chicken dish to eat with engineers (7)

DOWN

1 Dismiss only instrument (7)

2 Leave a group playing (7)

3 Sweet money (5)

4 Current rumour of office software being prostituted (4,2,3,6)

5 Remembers visit he curtailed at sea, saying ‘Well, blow me down!’ (6,2,7)

6 Small boy to find and not give up (3)

7 Roofing material with which a National Trust pile is clad (7)

8 Winds from Siberia, perhaps, lie out during spring festivals (7)

12 Place under Russian leader (5)

14 Unearth core (5)

16 Wan Scot travelling in arctic vehicle (7)

17 Troops run in restraint used for prisoners (3-4)

19 Affecting online test I’ve taken (7)

20 Put away article on cosmetic butter (7)

23 Sailing boat back in still waters (5)

25 Can one get crowns for tooth? (3)

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