Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/11/14

08/11/14
08/11/14
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Saturday’s puzzle

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08/11/14

08/11/14

1 Stretch in bed having had a rupture (8)

6 Takeaway meal (6)

9 Air polluting valley (3)

10 Scotsman run out by way of African city (8)

11 Ready to help actor (6)

12 Muezzin calls about inclusion of element (4)

13 Gather together to study King George and Elizabeth initially by entrance (10)

15 Diane’s benefit turned into a handicap (12)

18 Soldier should not be seen fighting in it (6,6)

21 Gigantic antique set out (10)

23 Bird from third line (4)

24 Vigorously like this goat round at the back (5-1)

26 Rudimentary action be organised (8)

27 Moulting somewhat last month (3)

28 Black or white jumper on board (6)

29 Do not touch workers on strike (5,3)

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2 One piece on board that is for raw recruit (6)

3 Jack joins motoring organisation and become an expert artist it’s said for a spell (11)

4 Destruction has been curtailed by very old cheerleader (5)

5 Exhausted when the water was taken away (7)

6 Daily help might be reading this (9)

7 Sound of bird associated with Bill (3)

8 I go after topless gastropod with skin disease (8)

14 Explain how to capture item on the other side (3,2,6)

16 One making preparations for trustee to recover (6-3)

17 Control over empire (8)

19 Former Prime Minister has quit hardest part (7)

20 Nothing found in ruined forts, as it were (4,2)

22 Old lag from many performing (2-3)

25 Pull toboggan endlessly (3)