Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/02/2014

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Entrapment by police after game resulted in attack by destructive force (7)

5 Tunics worn, thanks to poets (7)

9 Conveyance associated with the Boston Tea Party? (7)

10 Reunite, yes reunite those who follow (7)

11 Plenty like a cakewalk, perhaps (9)

12 For example, return to wine store before heavy drinking session (5)

13 Scorches roebuck’s partner (5)

15 Things left out round evangelical enterprises (9)

16 Avoid committing oneself to cat’s-paw (9)

18 Skill you and I brought back to collection of sacred sayings (5)

21 Said, for instance, on returning to east, in figure of speech (5)

22 Curling round in nightwear (9)

24 Show extreme deference but withdraw support (4,3)

26 Revenue of Third World’s new resident (7)

27 Get more per game with Napoleon, say (7)

28 Visit the day it boiled (7)

DOWN

1 Puts on more paint when old soldiers take away original decoration (7)

2 Give St Paul a going over with kitchen implement (7)

3 One young fellow entertained another one with heroic tale (5)

4 Be on the carpet ready to take a bath (3,4,3,5)

5 See litter plight: destroy their enemy, the big bad wolf (5,6,4)

6 Odd blast from Fledermaus (3)

7 Meet a friend by chance, perhaps, and knock down (3,4)

8 Around circuit, carelessly resets pieces of audio equipment (7)

12 Foundation degree relative acquired (5)

14 Chat via the internet to lead politician in island (5)

16 Can be drunk and carried right out (7)

17 Climbers now capitulate on seizing wintry summit (7)

19 Heard to put one expression of boredom at victory (7)

20 Made furious in the middle of danger, seeing red (7)

23 To briefly yearn for facial hair (5)

25 Lifted the force from a number of us (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Cash, 3 Careerists, 10 Moonshine, 11 Toper, 12 Aisle, 13 Harbours, 15 Impetus, 17 Pick one, 19 Opposed, 21 Rankled, 22 Edifices, 24 Eider, 27 Clear, 28 Alleviate, 29 Remembered, 30 Alas.

Down: 1 Comparison, 2 Shows, 4 Alights, 5 Eye-drop, 6 Ratio, 7 Superbowl, 8 Sort, 9 Asbestos, 14 Tenderness, 16 Pipe dream, 18 Conceive, 20 Declare, 21 Resolve, 23 Forum, 25 Drawl, 26 Scar

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