Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/04/14

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1. Have a faraway look (4,3,4,4)

9. Support within losing nothing Oriental (7)

10. Fur hats in pieces up to now (4,3)

11. You reportedly entered kirk brandishing knife (5)

12. Prospered, having taken another’s place (9)

13. Time to include old horse in the figure (7)

14. Some sailor, ‘e leisurely passed this on the Rhine (7)

16. No model, record or poster in the paper (7)

19. Her paws jittery during preliminary cleaning operation (3-4)

21. A ration’s distributed by one at hospitals (9)

23. What is said when one is taking French leave? (5)

24. Former ancient city with one taken in by scholar from prosperous residential areas (7)

25. Beef I had eaten could react with oxygen (7)

26. Botched bony fake removed from very remote place (3,4,2,6)

DOWN

1. Make quick decisions standing up (5,2,4,4)

2. Cover for young goat (7)

3. Appearing to be increasing the volume (7,2)

4. A bit of mal-de-mer so nauseated poet (7)

5. Accountant trapped by pilot suffering some sort of illusion (7)

6. Look fixedly while going round bend for dressing (5)

7. Unbeliever in ploughed field (7)

8. Said to have gone round and round with nurse about where in France forever? (5,7,3)

15. Once more it was a pit to inquire into again (2-7)

17. Monastic head? (7)

18. Ambassador hawkish sheltering nightjar (7)

19. Dismissal of novice in decider (4-3)

20. Stirring notedly? (7)

22. Shinbone part brought up in advance initially (5)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 8 Hellbent, 9 Adroit, 10 Strobe, 11 Seepages, 12 Name, 13 Took the rap, 15 Subsoil, 17 Guppies, 20 Chip and pan, 22 Duck, 24 Partisan, 26 Quaver, 27 Canopy, 28 Clear out.

Down: 1 Bertha, 2 Bloomers, 3 Pedestrian, 4 Atishoo, 5 Pace, 6 Grease, 7 Liberate, 14 Tourniquet, 16 Upheaval, 18 Podiatry, 19 Spinach, 21 Python, 23 Cheque, 25 Skye

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Dressed to kill, 10 Limousine, 11 Moron, 12 Sky blue, 13 Trapeze, 14 Absurd, 16 See about, 18 Dalmatia, 20 Presto, 23 Look-see, 24 Rebecca, 26 Oscar, 27 Im

partial, 28 Breathing hole.

Down: 2 Rummy, 3 Squalor, 4 Exited, 5 Twenties, 6 Kampala, 7 Larcenous, 8 Flesh and blood, 9 Unmentionable, 15 Saloon car, 17 Vixenish, 19 Austria, 21 Rebirth,

22 Trepan, 25Chill.

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