Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 11/07/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 So, involved strangers in confusion; it’s a sin (13)

10 Run through the lobby to unearth umbrella (5)

11 Willing and able to give consent, at first (9)

12 Cutting out salesman, although he was setting things up (9)

13 Opening lock on door got everyone to stay (5)

14 It’s great for one man to take soldiers to the London area (7)

16 In hot water, when left between two girls (7)

18 Is not particular about regular officer, in the main (7)

20 Agrees to be transported in a ship (7)

21 Excellent model went back to artist for a rich head-dress (5)

23 Split up, but can get over it, in a way (5,4)

25 Greek character attempts to get National Trust to supply wholesome foods (9)

26 At first, the French can produce valuable fibre (5)

27 Although in tune, telling management was not very bright (13)

DOWN

2 Move over to alternative employment (5)

3 Are born in disorder; it’s obvious (2-7)

4 It’s hard, but managed to get into a French holiday cottage (7)

5 Worked up into fury, in the end (7)

6 Make out the pull of a magic formula (5)

7 Mum’s band played with old investigator (9)

8 Way to make some progress when trying to cross flower (8-5)

9 Stocks up after 18 across in local shops (7,6)

15 Did the musical group transfer to area of New York? (9)

17 Hearing recording roundabout New England (9)

19 Authorise pass to safeguard passage (7)

20 Made a looser arrangement for a dispenser (7)

22 Stranger than a tall tale, in the end (5)

24 For small number to start operating is unacceptable (3,2)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Glamourpuss, 9 Realm, 10 Reinsure, 12 Welfare, 13 Greater, 14 Janet, 15 Liverpool, 18 Wholemeal, 20 Gleam, 21 Lacteal, 24 Useless, 25 Infringe, 26 Flute, 27 Flower-stalk.

Down: 2 Lambast, 3 Marseille, 4 Using, 5 Pasteur, 6 Sprat, 7 Crown jewels, 8 Parlando, 11 Drill-master, 16 Vol-au-vent, 17 Opened up, 19 Eyebrow, 20 Gleeful, 22 Canal, 23 Liner.

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