Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 08/05/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Is it played by musicians at the rear? (10,5)

9 Forging equipment found in Tuscan villages (5)

10 Brown grease spilt on clothing (9)

11 Kenneth involved Melinda, canine attendant (10)

12 Cold and depressed (4)

14 It is taken to prevent ill-feeling (8)

16 Much reduced beachwear (6)

18 Stickleback’s sensation? (6)

19 His breed went berserk on the islands (8)

21 Irritation choice of directions (4)

22 Do this to ensure one’s still in harbour (4,6)

25 Waiting being suspended before performing (7,2)

26 Fall not pass but slip (5)

27 Exaggerates problem, painful condition over before extreme suffering (5,2,3,5)

DOWN

1 Where to buy forged goods? (11,4)

2 Try leaving city witches (5)

3 False object of worship unusually long-faced left (6,4)

4 Whenever required from blonde mandarin (2,6)

5 Sister, one in company of papal messenger (6)

6 Ditch rug containing hole (4)

7 Tie together using magic formula first, it will entrance (9)

8 Operations that are only skin-deep? (8,7)

13 Oil from central oil refinery (10)

15 Physician dropped nothing in a pound that’s to do with religious belief (9)

17 Computer device playing chunky EP (8)

20 No clothes in spring (6)

23 Swinging river beast (5)

24 Notice absence of young lady (4)