Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/06/14

11/06/14

11/06/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

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Solution 10/06/14

Solution 10/06/14

1 Detective inspectors might be alarming (6)

4 Eccentric had two different drugs (8)

9 Hikers disturbed the bird (6)

10 Tax property in the country (8)

12 Becoming very successful at climbing (2,3,2-3-2)

15 Persian from old Turkish capital with whip (6,3)

17 Oil Albert found was deadly (5)

18 Lady as determined to come back (5)

19 Particularly cold circle (9)

20 Batmen with mettle damaging parapet (12)

24 Clues circulating about outrageous women’s wear (8)

25 News I broadcast on the hour is quite up-to-date (6)

26 Lose out in time, having been left alone (8)

27 Persistently annoy the beast (6)

DOWN

1 Today Lily’s unfortunate unfaithfulness (10)

2 Artist gets away from planner (10)

3 Joint rankled somewhat (5)

5 Add water to restore makeup (12)

6 Well-suited to remove said quartet (3,3,3)

7 Guttersnipe attempted to include fuel (4)

8 Orderly receptacle (4)

11 Bond could be organising lasting peace (7,5)

13 Initially having trouble getting one’s words out (10)

14 Small bird or spider (10)

16 One makes way with it (4-5)

21 Lady in St Helena (5)

22 Is removed from discus strangely that will move swiftly in the wind (4)

23 In mental asylum, what a pity (4)

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