Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/07/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Cheat the tearaway? (3-3)

4 Discarded having had a fight (8)

9 Springlike? (6)

10 Persuade Constance and Vincent (8)

12 Defeat nobleman in the ring? (4,3,5)

15 Cameras do distort drink (5,4)

17 Extreme result Raymond included (5)

18 Matey confused by true origins of words (5)

19 One or two fuels (6,3)

20 Instrument’s air journey extremely fast at this rate (5,2,5)

24 Bill is out possibly and about, it’s all to do with hearing (8)

25 First feature in a car we have enough money for (6)

26 Fail to include someone in list when holiday is cancelled (5,3)

27 Cantankerous dwarf (6)

DOWN

1 Possibly true way deer went into dilapidated car (4,6)

2 Detective magazine (7,3)

3 Quick to consume English banquet (5)

5 Pretty romantic food container (9-3)

6 Coming on river to exciting happening (9)

7 Aggressive rock music from one Parisian in park (4)

8 Going a long way down in the main (4)

11 Surprisingly incredible (6,6)

13 Groom’s torn going round vault (10)

14 Stop working for 24 hours (4,2,1,3)

16 Meet tapas manufactured as spread (4,5)

21 He has the longest time (5)

22 Let down flag (4)

23 Divan up to now incomplete (4)

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