Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/06/14

06/06/14

06/06/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Solution 05/06/14

Solution 05/06/14

8 Is it sane to organise clean up? (8)

9 Laughing head off, got it in the eye (6)

10 Positive attitude to dance? (6)

11 Elements of meal served by artist used pungent roots (8)

12 and 15 The devil’s on the other side of the ocean (4,4,3)

13 In favour of helping a certain part (10)

15 See 12

17 Remuneration for post, including gratuity (7)

20 Prudes ache to refashion rough outline (5,5)

22 Company about to produce narcotic (4)

24 Mine host arranged to hire ambience for the Spanish (8)

26 Makes a thorough search for weapons (6)

27 An assortment of underwater experts (6)

28 Spoke frankly when new shop, perhaps, started (6,2)

DOWN

1 Friend takes one to Buck House, say (6)

2 Follower’s plait I spliced (8)

3 Sleeping children may be prey to abductors (10)

4 and 5 Genuine generous nature involved in construction of the gold road (5,2,4)

6 Chorus setting dressed in brown (6)

7 Prone to have successful confrontation (4,4)

14 When to drive off with cab, if not with club (2,3,5)

16 Sir somebody, overweight, is having spinal problem (8)

18 Dummy found, if a price can be negotiated (8)

19 See 25

21 German fellow who follows Atkins, for example (6)

23 Revolutionary massage given by sweet little creature (6)

25 and 19 The constable is blonde to whom I admit guilt (3,1,4,3)

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