Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 10/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Item of protective clothing (6-5,4)

9 Little rain initially threatening athletics event (5)

10 Wonders at anemone developing behind public house (9)

11 Go to cafe to have a picnic! (3,3)

12 Bothersome Louis must drop round for shot in the arm (8)

14 Jack’s reportedly following a Dutch team (4)

15 Lot get real trouble in quick tempo (10)

18 Record school had of agricultural implement (4,6)

19 Spots Isaac Newton concealed (4)

21 Train continental celebrity (8)

23 Be including race, I concluded, in the country (6)

25 Lachrymose proclaimer from built-up area (4,5)

26 Vexation at summit, say (5)

27 Old king on course (5,3,7)

Down

1 Is this how two gamblers continue to improve? (6,3,6)

2 However always set out (9)

3 Gaze at said tower (6)

4 Does music flow through it? (4)

5 Article included in open work going too far (4-3-3)

6 Fellow also upending symbol used for print (8)

7 You’ll hear of a town in Surrey (5)

8 The smoke trail, it developed something similar to what is required (5,4,4,2)

13 Toying with dangerous infiltrator not right (10)

16 Proficiency chit queen reproduced (9)

17 Type of jerks requiring bodily effort (8)

20 Line of a goat or crab? (6)

22 Wordy exchange becoming disorderly (5)

24 Some Near Eastern region (4)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 8 Baritone, 9 Oracle, 10 Villas, 11 Tangents, 12 Thug, 13 Elongation, 15 Offends, 17 Hoplite, 20 Gregarious, 22 Trad, 24 Swastika, 26 Roofed, 27 Latest, 28 Clematis

Down: 1 Hamish, 2 Dialogue, 3 Loss leader, 4 Destroy, 5 Moan, 6 Caveat, 7 Flatfoot, 14 Glossaries, 16 Forswear, 18 Littoral, 19 Monarch, 21 Gasket, 23 Acetic, 25 Iota.

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Toll bar, 5 Depress, 9 Remains to be seen, 10 Etty, 11 Bluebottle, 13 Tide over, 14 Bicarb, 16 Exempt, 18 Frou-frou, 21 Out-patient, 22 Lake, 24 Not one’s cup of tea, 25 Re-endow, 26 Layered.

Down: 1 Turned the corner, 2 Limited, 3 Boil, 4 Resolved, 5 Doomed, 6 Precocious, 7 Electra, 8 Sunset boulevard, 12 Complained, 15 Tranquil, 17 Entitle, 19 Realtor, 20 Jigsaw, 23

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