Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/06/15

12/06/15

12/06/15

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Friday’s puzzle

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12/06/15

12/06/15

1 Deck posy coming out in part of news office (4,4)

5 Credit a disagreeable woman obtained in Polish city (6)

10 Men are suffering in eastern continent from forgetfulness (7)

11 Sharpen up article doctor included on soup ingredient (7)

12 Heard to have a subtle dig at Irish county (5)

13 Soaked hairstyle ‘er ‘usband couldn’t stand, we hear (9)

14 Danny deals home brew of minimally alcoholic drink (8,6)

17 Spoke more quietly when made less respectable (7,3,4)

21 It’s grave to curl sheep indiscriminately (9)

23 Balance on rear end of cetacean (5)

24 Where to shout it from when turned up pot of gold at frontiers (7)

25 Clothing suitable for working on minaret (7)

26 Irish, perhaps, dog yours truly (6)

27 Silence a novice with raw leather (8)

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1 Santa needs energy for this part of contract (6)

2 Write a certain number of letters concerning the backbone of England (7)

3 Stew, for example, about our shame (9)

4 Basket meal provided by young rascal with myself and Mr Schoolmaster (6,3,5)

6 Sheep that is lying on nettle plant (5)

7 Morsel of toast being digested on court (7)

8 Reported to be in feeble stupor from Monday to Friday (8)

9 To electrify our planet may make it very costly (6,3,5)

15 You will find many a one in Iceland but, alas, not often in Scotland (3,6)

16 Many different kinds of people like sweets (8)

18 Falling off a surfboard is murder (7)

19 Being unsophisticated, I’ve entered irrelevant note (7)

20 Get maximum score, maybe, but still defeated (6)

22 Volume revealed in split reading (5)

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