Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman, 08/02/14

Grid: Derek Allen

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SATURDAY’S puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Level parts of the body (4,3,4)

9 Notes from Gibraltar? (4,5)

10 Nail right inside pathway (5)

11 Distorted second London Bridge (4)

12 Hard before they drop the snag (10)

14 High-flying frolic (4)

15 Coated young lady disappeared ditching husband (10)

19 Where to see kitchen-sink drama? (5-5)

20 Half-a-dozen having no wine (4)

21 Having priority more like bale to be removed (10)

23 Early outstanding prophet (4)

25 Spending morning in passage to get entire range (5)

27 Benjamin took copper in Elba maybe or another island (9)

28 Realistic and practical having reached ground level (4-2-5)

DOWN

1 Area where we get energy at no cost? (7-4)

2 Commissioner found duck on lake (4)

3 Alsatians savaging attacker (9)

4 Looked up and found some coffee (5)

5 Tempting about ten becoming frosty (8)

6 Make another camouflage for bird (3)

7 From Bari, sail to South American city (8)

8 Approve fine (4)

13 Some loutish stranger removed from port (11)

16 Alert oriental member of group of self-appointed guardians (9)

17 Condemns for a time this old book (8)

18 Not enough pull from current (8)

21 Get the stick for going up and down (4)

22 He is father to many brothers but parent of none (5)

24 Better that non-drinker leaves this (4)

26 Wildly foolish member these days (3)

Across: 1 Rusting, 5 Tabards, 9 Chariot, 10 Retinue, 11 Abundance, 12 Binge, 13 Sears, 15 Omissions, 16 Pussyfoot, 18 Sutra, 21 Trope, 22 Wreathing, 24 Back out, 26 Incomer, 27 Emperor, 28 Seethed.

Down: 1 Recoats, 2 Spatula, 3 Iliad, 4 Get into hot water, 5 Three little pigs, 6 Bat, 7 Run into, 8 Stereos, 12 Basis, 14 Skype, 16 Potable, 17 Snowcap, 19 Triumph, 20 Angered, 23 Tache, 25 Our.

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