Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/01/14

10/01/14
10/01/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Tail of cats, for example, made into warm accessories (7)

5 Malamute nipper runs back round conifer grove (7)

9 We hear drip will drivel (7)

10 Set out boldly, keeping company with saint at first (7)

11 Break in and bury plunder initially in tyre-track (9)

12 Pickle from Liverpool is calorie-lite (5)

13 Be sorry for beheading bird (5)

15 Radio programme covers original knowledge of Dr Who stars (3,6)

16 Plot a race disaster for beautiful queen (9)

18 Son has desire to be smart (5)

21 I raze building in Congo (5)

22 Specially set aside, as listener noticed (9)

24 Girl views Nationalist fall-out as first rate (7)

26 You are said to be better than a Scotsman at proposing impractical schemes (7)

27 Gaming piece used to bet on outcome of tree disease (7)

28 Amounts of medicine given when females show internal droop (7)

DOWN

1 Deposit arranged for joint (7)

2 Report a revolution to Roman magistrate (7)

3 Come into middles of tents here (5)

4 Accept challenge to approach pickpocket’s victim (4,2,2,3,4)

5 Rush the post and a delivery to take a collection (4,3,3,5)

6 Fail to finish line-up with nothing (3)

7 Offering rite, but getting it wrong (7)

8 Little people can be irritating given time (7)

12 Footwear squabbles (5)

14 Wigwam constructed with tops of tent poles, we hear (5)

16 Cheated fellow Buddhist journalist (7)

17 Letter pile set in Scrabble (7)

19 Blacken Heather at slightest notion (7)

20 Acts of concealing corporal punishments (7)

23 A cat’s tiniest pieces (5)

25 Beginners share pool at Bath, for example (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 President, 6 Pared, 9 Act upon, 10 Rascals, 11 Deuce, 12 Broadside, 13 Scene, 14 Inherited, 17 Sabotaged, 19 Sapid, 21 Available, 24 Irons, 26 Negates, 27 Oration, 28 Dodge, 29 Casserole.

Down: 1 Plaid, 2 Enthuse, 3 Implement, 4 Ennobling, 5 Torso, 6 Posed, 7 Realist, 8 Descended, 13 Sustained, 15 Hedgerows, 16 Rusticate, 18 Bragged, 20 Proviso, 22 Lithe, 23 Basic, 25 Singe.