Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/12/13

06/12/13
06/12/13
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 It’s my responsibility to drop book (4,2,2)

9 Arboreal pineapple discovered flourishing in mountainous habitat (6)

10 Raspberry compound alleged to be essential to get healthy shape (6)

11 Internet identity may mean sure code (8)

12 Drink to 24 joining in church (4)

13 Second sight of simple experiments for primary schools? (10)

15 One friend takes it upon himself to take off (7)

17 Sty able to be converted so it’s pig-like (7)

20 Tricky flower suggests north for direction at sea (4,6)

22 Came back with a glamorous kind of seaweed (4)

24 It’s fair enough when everyone’s Tory (3,5)

26 Salutation to royalty, perhaps, when out on a trek (6)

27 Make friend see in a dim sort of way (6)

28 Jam original precincts at sanctuary (8)

DOWN

1 Give up on behalf of self (6)

2 Defiant en route to the Isle of Wight (8)

3 Alternative therapists offer sham hope to suffering (10)

4,5 Does cheaper fare imply slower speed? (7,4)

6 First couple of spinsters have gone round to borrow money (6)

7 At home I’m in charge of nearly all who are ill-disposed (8)

14 It’s no crime to wash linen (5,5)

16 This food makes a mole fat (4,4)

18 Electricians post lookouts around the boat (8)

19 Police force sort out postage (7)

21 Went swiftly to father who works in Irish television (6)

23 Information girl found in Swiss city (6)

25 Mocks fellows (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Community charge, 9 Pleased, 10 Lanyard, 11 Episode, 12 Trustee, 13 Sights, 14 Adjourns, 16 Thrombus, 18 Rested, 22 Talents, 23 Albumen, 24 Nesting, 25 Leotard, 26 A pprenticeships.

Down: 1 Coppers, 2 Meeting, 3 Unsportsmanlike, 4 Indeed, 5 Yuletide, 6 Hang up one’s boots, 7 Reactor, 8 Endless, 15 Gunsight, 16 Titania, 17 Rolls up, 19 Timpani, 20 Denudes, 21 Gar lic.