Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/12/14

10/12/14

10/12/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle

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Tuesday's solution

Tuesday's solution

1 This month having talent but lack of steadiness (11)

9 Dot is confusing poetry writer (5)

10 Mac, artist wearing outer garment (8)

12 Article in house that adds taste (7)

13 VIP ordered pink gin (7)

14 River horse, say (5)

15 It is the end of one’s best suit (4,5)

18 A lot can go wrong shaped like this? (9)

20 Prisoner who never will be outgoing (5)

21 Pyromaniac’s country (7)

24 Notion of many taking on church training (7)

25 Person who has a burning ambition (8)

26 Copper firm received final letter in Peru (5)

27 Master, I come round to offer condolences (11)

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2 Without energy, alienate confused lady (7)

3 Sailor man covered by waterproof (9)

4 It is tactless to drop this reliable person (5)

5 Fastener to clunk discordantly (7)

6 Ship, a drifter? (5)

7 Be very enthusiastic and take the plunge? (2,9)

8 Clue showing way we should go (8)

11 Something that encourages others is a brilliant idea (11)

16 Various conciliators can somehow abandon lawyer (9)

17 Peacekeepers come to a standstill during thaw (8)

19 A French partner in the union going round armoury (7)

20 Floor-covering with reduced design carved in relief (7)

22 Lady having many a ship! (5)

23 Former England cricketer not a hit (5)

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