Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 10/04/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Being aware of the action of pickpocket suffering from lack of money (7,3,5)

9 Almost all the soldiers diet (7)

10 Ruin bud developing in the country (7)

11 A ragman’s transposition (7)

12 Considered one’s opinion (7)

13 Dock unimportant part (6)

14 Named nun worried without a crew (8)

16 Taken ill when told to go again by Edward (8)

18 Characteristic of the universe (6)

22 Still lacking a successor, so to speak (7)

23 Concerning American girl, one with a royal insignia (7)

24 Most are involved with master (7)

25 Permission to take the lead (2-5)

26 Shooter taking very wide-angle views (9-6)

Down

1 Brash attacking player (7)

2 Then grafting section of implant (7)

3 Warmer after going under water should be in it (9,6)

4 Ring me with info first about set of chromosomes (6)

5 Liver coming out of a tin bath (8)

6 Individual soon performing at rag is one who is out of favour (7,3,5)

7 Figure of one over the eight (7)

8 The man’s adolescent accepted nothing that had been elevated (7)

15 Intelligence-gathering centre (8)

16 Plan for one who does not know which way to turn (4,3)

17 One responsible for cuts in the theatre (7)

19 Dramatist found swirling oil in lake (7)

20 Lady receiving praise in American intelligence unit (7)

21 Sad jerk admits scrap (6)