Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 09/03/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Battle to reach toilet after a drink (8)

5 Bowler Margaret might hang her cap on it (6)

10 Artfulness of curvaceous character in dry surroundings (7)

11 Gardened, now change for the dance (7)

12 Helen accepted inclusion of another lady (5)

13 One Greek character between shirt and cape suffering slight intoxication (9)

14 Once simple herb had been treated, it could be understood (14)

17 Spoil panel game refracting light (10,4)

21 Old record collector’s fanatical enthusiasm for single activity (9)

23 Architectural style in the corridor I can see (5)

24 Follower took food going round mountain pass with youth leader (7)

25 Thieving cook? (7)

26 Fred, if shaken, will disagree (6)

27 Others, we hear, went in front despite having tussled (8)

Down

1 Sailed through the air on back of ship during Wednesday (6)

2 Mustang eloquently consumed fruit (7)

3 Trembling poplar, see another tree (4,5)

4 On tour thence arranged to have drugs legally sold this way (4-3-7)

6 Person from Baku moved from Zaire (5)

7 Saying name of dog in lead (7)

8 Bandsman? (8)

9 One beating biting dog is young person who’s pretentious (14)

15 Times to eat cold food during period of youthful experiences (5,4)

16 McFarland not about to be cultivating agricultural area (8)

18 Left having deteriorated (4,3)

19 Reportedly warlike official (7)

20 Made a cut and made some runs (6)

22 Perhaps exist after end of month (5)

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