Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/05/14

07/05/14

07/05/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Solution 06/05/14

Solution 06/05/14

1 Boy in unit arranged to take a share in the firm (3,4)

5 Held gymnastics class, initially, in the break, with appreciation (7)

9 Of course, took in comedian’s act (7)

10 Countryman might find it hard to leave a game bird (7)

11 A great 25 down managed to come together (9)

12 Praise some of the next oligarchs (5)

13 Ten to manage all over the Home Counties (5)

15 In the middle of Tahiti, archery was developed by those in control (9)

16 It’s insufficient for one man to follow through (9)

18 Blow up, in a newspaper, up-to-date pictures (5)

21 As a matter of fact, although losing energy, was able to get better (5)

22 Move in, with thanks, in order to throw a party (9)

24 An old rebel led me to the world of scholars (7)

26 Sell an empty cottage for rare fish (7)

27 Cunning displayed by boat’s crew after the second length (7)

28 Have one’s doubts about the accused, as usual (7)

DOWN

1 Discount restraint on profit (7)

2 Your adoption of low-down about juvenile (7)

3 Inferno is expected to start a racket ... (5)

4 ... and finished performance, having done better than expected (15)

5 Different factors needed for delegates in Congress (15)

6 Odds on finding a healthy resort (3)

7 Need to be quite adaptable, if rebuilding one castle (7)

8 May have to register. Absolutely (7)

12 Get rid of some waste matter, as early as possible (5)

14 Almost didn’t start too soon (5)

16 Find a new way to open serious assaults (7)

17 Harry President, unfortunately, for a long time (7)

19 In the dark about universal North American conflict with Europe (7)

20 Touching meeting, but may be up against one another (7)

23 Called up top striker who hit the cross-bars (5)

25 Urge one on, say, to gain first place (3)

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