Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 12/04/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

8 Had exaggerated extent to which steak was not rare (8)

9 Fairytale boy’s heard to give good luck token (6)

10 Online journal business, perhaps, is attractive (6)

11 School session in a learner’s programme is at an end (8)

12 Slump heard at the same time (4)

13 Play with Brownie’s admission (1,2,1,6)

15 Encouraging shout given, although friend’s inside (7)

17 You and I will shortly arrive to friendly reception (7)

20 Brilliant in many aspects, I take religious instruction before going down (10)

22 Permit given with respect to more than half (4)

24 How you speak may reveal your identity, but it’s not intentional (8)

26 Ailment may overwhelm boy (6)

27 Peasant, maybe, and French take it on the chin, sort of (6)

28 The age of animal fur can be wiped out (8)

DOWN

1 Fliers’ home is a place by the railway (6)

2 Quizzical and unyielding in charge of a Labour leader (8)

3 Dramatic club, perhaps, focuses on two parts of body (10)

4 Frank again reformed Master P (7)

5 Domestic entrance in church archway (4)

6 On sick list belonging to company (6)

7 Star to put curse on silver beast (8)

14 Prepare something to eat made with meat and cereal (6,4)

16 Fruit obtained by pair, scot free (8)

18 Polite chap is not a soldier (8)

19 Not one or the other? Therein lies the problem (7)

21 Condescends to rework design (6)

23 Divine intervention in marketing of riding equipment (6)

25 Every opening is removed from sandy shore (4)