Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/06/15

10/06/15
10/06/15
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

10/06/15

10/06/15

1 Formal demand in the act that it should be returned to civilian use (15)

9 A small isolated area in church (5)

10 Parcel Pip damaged with document fastener (5,4)

11 Speaker allowed drinking-vessel (6)

12 Soft substance above twig (6,2)

14 Converted tyro to become party member (4)

15 Way boat was defenceless when completely uncovered (5-5)

18 Coming from Siam, anyone dressing! (10)

19 Hard part of the affirmation (4)

21 Romance that’s both new and old language (3-5)

23 Dandy is gripping at French craft (6)

25 Something very awkward to eat? (3,6)

26 One last letter about to be returned to one person in Baku (5)

27 Producer of personal representations (8-7)

DOWN

1 Draws vassal and vessel using skill on board (15)

2 Fruit that can be blown (9)

3 That in French be first Canadian city (6)

4 I am going with Greek character to Zulu regiment (4)

5 I name improvement that is taking place (2,8)

6 Bothersome nuisance (8)

7 Material many Londoners include (5)

8 She wrote about eardrum dauphine injured (6,2,7)

13 Games up before four play air on violin (10)

16 Carver’s support (5-4)

17 One new kind deed that is approved of (2,6)

20 May a team come from island state? (6)

22 Too much hesitation from the beast (5)

24 Who, say, with Penny had the ring? (4)