Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/04/15

08/04/15
08/04/15
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

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1 Powerful tug that can be relied on (5,2,8)

9 Lecturer left one man for another (5)

10 Stars’ drama done differently (9)

11 Firm grip on fortress (10)

12 Case for the sewer (4)

14 Vehicles drive into rickety carts (8)

16 Idiot went round one lake that was faintly illuminated (6)

18 We would be in the money from Japan or another country (6)

19 Being there before scene changes (8)

21 Ring little Katharine who is satisfactory (4)

22 Claim dirge could have been about antiseptic (10)

25 Gossip on about including a vapour that’s injurious during warfare (6,3)

26 Last word one is going to say in France (5)

27 Blonde’s dizzy state (5-10)

DOWN

1 Accepts something without questioning from Mark perhaps (5,2,2,6)

2 Show signs of giving way during victory day in the war (5)

3 Plover perhaps circled round part of body (4-6)

4 Fear about the unknown light (8)

5 Take a few small steps (6)

6 Old enough (4)

7 Big depression forming dividing line in Scotland (5,4)

8 Leader befogged not considering the realities of the situation (4,2,3,6)

13 Not one to draw chassis round variety of beet (5,5)

15 Meaning (9)

17 Assured of short walk on the other side (8)

20 Black bird dog (6)

23 Determination in front of the house (5)

24 Letters column (4)