Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 06/08/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Came up to president with shrub (8)

5 Scots jumped when offered gym in garish clothing (6)

10 A pace an idiot would regard as elixir (7)

11 Most angry at terrorists’ trial (7)

12 Drip featuring in mediocre epic (5)

13 Sealant used in voluntary service overseas, perhaps (3,6)

14 Takes part in church service like teacher who is no good at ad-libbing (5,3,6)

17 Buses may provide this for standing army (7,7)

21 Happened to be evicted (6,3)

23 Spanish gentleman’s a pensioner — I’m not (5)

24 Over-the-top shop went crazy in stews (7)

25 Anxious to be near you in France, not having a letter (7)

26 Nurse close relation (6)

27 Dating agency used to find spouse? (8)

Down

1 Once again, put away record on shelf (6)

2 As you’re ‘ere, I say, be honest (7)

3 Support and plead feverishly to withdraw proposal (9)

4 Abattoir’s comedy line (14)

6 It’s fine to take on a really good African animal (5)

7 Ole! Pubs to be built in Latin American villages (7)

8 Unseat at other end somehow (8)

9 Easy time “I had”, for example (6,8)

15 Will the roof fall in if you listen to a private conversation? (9)

16 The crews are at sea, poor souls (8)

18 Goes round at Greys’ formation (7)

19 Make excuses for what prisoner did (7)

20 Gift no-one’s originally taken under initial conditions (6)

22 Run away with Penelope, leaving writer behind (5)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 1 Protest march, 9 Regimen, 10 Canapes, 11 File, 12 Stash, 13 Offa, 16 Earlier, 17 Nacelle, 18 Happens, 21 Cutting, 23 Each, 24 Strip, 25 Even, 28 Taffeta, 29 Profits, 30 Catastrophes.

Down: 2 Regular, 3 Tome, 4 Senator, 5 Mucks in, 6 Rank, 7 Hopeful, 8 Estate agents, 9 Refreshments, 14 Allied, 15 Acute, 19 Pacific, 20 Satraps, 21 Clipper, 22 In voice, 26 Dent, 27 Pomp.