Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/04/14

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 He’ll be going to extremes of neglect and damning the consequences (8)

9 Slick raid to be carried out (6)

10 Brilliant light issuing from saint’s garment (6)

11 Cross reference instruction to leaks (8)

12 Designation that doesn’t apply to yours truly (4)

13 To say the rhythmic chanting will do is to have accepted the blame (4,3,3)

15 Lubrication for boats found in underground layer (7)

17 Fish dishes dog brings up for starters (7)

20 Type of electronic payment one can damage with nail (4,3,3)

22 Go down for nothing (4)

24 Rampart is anti-establishment location for guerilla (8)

26 Musical note to be played vibrato? (6)

27 Forest overhead article in reproduction (6)

28 Leave in preparation for jumble sale, perhaps (5,3)

DOWN

1 Woman having difficulty with breath (6)

2 Pants for bread (8)

3 Person walking about said “Repent! Reform!” (10)

4 Said to be undecided whether to record sneeze (7)

5 Walk every year, trailing about (4)

6 Unexpectedly agrees to bribe (6)

7 More than fifty lay into release (8)

14 Run to quite a bother for first aid measure (10)

16 Have Paul done away with in revolution (8)

18 Attempt to build on mounting help at operation with medical speciality (8)

19 Dry a Chinese vegetable (7)

21 Skittish snake (6)

23 Look into soundness of promise to pay (6)

25 Island reached during dusk yesterday (4)

Thursday’s Solution

Across: 1 Rigorous, 5 Honest, 10 Small beer, 11 Tight, 12 Applaud, 13 Shorter, 14 Valerian, 17 Ebola, 19 Solve, 21 Marketed, 24 Ancient, 25 Placate, 27 Intro, 28 Rusticate, 29 Madden, 30 Meantime.

Down: 1 Rascal, 2 Grasp, 3 Release, 4 Upend, 6 Outcome, 7 Eightsome, 8 Tutorial, 9 Prisoner, 15 Allocated, 16 Immature, 18 Escapism, 20 Eyesore, 22 Elation, 23 Severe, 25 Passe, 26 Amati.