Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/07/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Alluring female used to bewitch Tom (11)

9 Country producing some more almonds (5)

10 Take cover for at least the second time (8)

12 State of imp in town in Hertfordshire (7)

13 Unfortunately regret including article that is bigger (7)

14 Lady having time for another (5)

15 Organ fund for city (9)

18 Bread that is the complete food (9)

20 Left during reorganised game in a flash (5)

21 Milky resin, late developer (7)

24 No good to economise (7)

25 Violate fashionable border (8)

26 Instrument, loud one (5)

27 Stem giving bloomer support (6-5)

DOWN

2 Youngster having a way to criticise severely (7)

3 Remarkable realism at the French port (9)

4 Putting into service and exploiting (5)

5 Chemist puts ear out of joint (7)

6 Odds on renegade fish (5)

7 Regalia, precious stones on to top one’s head first (5,6)

8 Father with Arnold reproduced music played in a recitative way (8)

11 Mechanical trainer? (5-6)

16 Case of puff-pastry coming out of oven vault (3-2-4)

17 Disclosed it had been made accessible (6,2)

19 Feature pluckily removed? (7)

20 Elated despite injuring leg on modified flue (7)

22 Cut-water? (5)

23 It may be put inside ship (5)

Tuesday’s solution

1 At first light, 9 Courage, 10 Dispose, 11 Soho, 12 Rigid, 13 Sort, 16 Mapping, 17 Hearten, 18 Raptors, 21 Pilates, 23 Gist, 24 Group, 25 Okra, 28 Anodyne, 29 Awesome, 30 Theatrecraft.

Down: 2 Touch up, 3 Ivan,4 Slewing, 5 Laddish, 6 Gasp, 7 Trot out, 8 Rest one’s case, 9 Cashmere goat, 14 Pilot, 14 Sally, 19 Pass out, 20 Surfeit, 21 Plumage, 22 Take-off, 26 Lyre, 27 Bear.

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