Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 06/07/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Try to take a bath with energy using this from laboratory! (4,4)

5 Everyone had objection nearly accomplished (3,3)

10 Fastener, unwitting disaster without it (4,3)

11 Total lady put into account (7)

12 Feel concern about small number cut (5)

13 Ungraceful in a gentle sort of way (9)

14 People needed, we hear, having worked here (7,7)

17 Has forsaken Eve upset at exasperating interjection (3,7,4)

21 It’s where the real pole is found (4,5)

23 Prosper, nothing less or just live (5)

24 Armoured container for holding the post (7)

25 Jonathan sees other Welshwomen (7)

26 Joint stake (6)

27 See you again soon in France (1,7)

DOWN

1 In the south, wackiest strike (6)

2 Ria made notes first about wine (7)

3 State there’s number on loch with drugs (9)

4 It shows what striker is doing that’s mean (7,7)

6 Some hoodlum mentioned surprised interjection (5)

7 Cupholder Virginia with the same boasting (7)

8 Film playthings on railway to intervene (3,5)

9 Not consciously working (6,2,3,3)

15 Rice needs preparation at home (9)

16 Frequently poetical (8)

18 Daily round at home in a way (7)

19 Ken’s original lot in parliament (7)

20 Room not far from junction (6)

22 Celebrity with the French aristocrat (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 8 Almagest, 9 Arabic, 10 Hacked, 11 Residual, 12 and 13 Keep a tight rein, 15 Accrete, 17 Armband, 20 and 22 Bangers and mash, 24 Diapason, 26 Tinman, 27 Amount, 28 Cardamon.

Down: 1 Cleave, 2 Larkspur, 3 Headmaster, 4 Steroid, 5 Bats, 6 Balder, 7 Misalign,14 Hereditary, 16 Charisma, 18 Bimanual, 19 Bannock, 21 Gypsum, 23 Shadow, 25 Site.