Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/05/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Use of language, etc, garbled on phone (7)

5 Collides with one member who is on stage (7)

9 Chalk decomposes into ice and talc (7)

10 Is sad that men last so badly (7)

11 Legate almost able to mess with trifle (9)

12 Motivated, they say, by leather (5)

13 There’s more for women, less for boys, in millstreams (5)

15 Must ad lie absurdly if it’s a put-up job? (9)

16 Stylish imitations of meat pies that are hot and cold inside (9)

18 Build up before scan (5)

21 Feature of age arising in senile appearance (5)

22 Did a favour at intrusion, feeling one must (9)

24 What someone may do to vehicle illegally parked in shellfish store ... (5,2)

26 ... and what to do with a squeaky hinge at drilling facility (3,4)

27 Altered pattern for sewing machine (7)

28 Sadly pity saints who become office workers (7)

DOWN

1 Last month I had half a belief in sound measurement (7)

2 Everyone, for example, educated - or so it’s said (7)

3 Squash vice at second strike - throw out (5)

4 Outmoded bond helps chosen few to further their careers (3,3,6,3)

5 You can’t say I’ll miss my own funeral, but don’t bother to show me to the door (3,3,6,3)

6 Mop up Brit in Australia (3)

7 Happy inside (7)

8 Temporarily debar students’ union over waste (7)

12 Perusal very focused on healing ointment (5)

14 Swinging on board boats (5)

16 Form of nightclub dancing attracts jazz enthusiast - an animal proverbially high (7)

17 Christmas character kicks off festival in Argentine city (5,2)

19 Steaks, for instance, are served on platters, according to rumour (7)

20 Feline found divine on the rooftops (7)

23 Dance girl may do at work (5)

25 Stack of paper all deckle-edged, perhaps (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 8 Sweeping, 9 Tramps, 10 Serene, 11 Outsmart, 12 User, 13 Ameliorate, 15 Sand-pit, 17 Attends, 20 Astronomer, 22 Poor, 24 Telltale, 26 Stoker, 27 Penned, 28 Skeleton.

Down: 1 Owners, 2 Deterred, 3 Liberation, 4 Ignored, 5 Stot, 6 Hammer, 7 Operated, 14 Interested, 16 Answered, 18 Explored, 19 Immense, 21 Ruling, 23 Ocelot, 25 Adds.

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