Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/09/15

11/09/15

11/09/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

11/09/15

11/09/15

1 Modernise rear for going out (5,2,2,4)

10 Acts as representative when seed is put in order (9)

11 Piece of farm machinery that’s able to grind rice initially (5)

12 Interconnection is leaking badly (7)

13 Abnormal pregnancy produced by London city subject (7)

14 Diminish avowed moral (6)

16 Went faster at Le Mans, for example, and banished exchange (8)

18 Hot humid conditions destroyed coral pit (8)

20 Pelt with rock, resulting in commotion (6)

23 Sat a different way, perhaps, and got some rest (7)

24 Bees can cause worry by not being there (7)

26 Company’s bottom line included short medical treatment (5)

27 International river suffered (9)

28 Advantages tourist gained from one making a hostile bid, perhaps (5,8)

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2 Mature may rest in peace, having seen regular end (5)

3 Is one who has lost his mind a mere shell? (7)

4 Paul’s terrible overcoat (6)

5 Set fault given out – that’s gracious (8)

6 A little something in action was recorded as owing (7)

7 Lens used to zoom in to the Pole is cracked (9)

8 Modern, ultimately healthy and lively reading for grown-ups (5,8)

9 Identify rain, snow etc as minor components necessary for development (5,8)

15 Breaking news may urge action after dangerous post (4,5)

17 Distribute thousand flyers (8)

19 Is Rhone flowing near to coast? (7)

21 Shetland island tide can remove clothes (7)

22 Boy the German supported by way of getting higher (6)

25 Female relative seen in Riviera resort embracing sweetheart (5)

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