Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 12/07/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Send-ups in which, losing extreme right, parrot croaks (8)

5 Plant root of directional change preceding internet protocol (6)

10 CIA name criminal suffering from loss of blood (7)

11 Fashionable high-fliers become trainee practitioners (7)

12 Day ends in tears for wimps (5)

13 Syndicate are bidder for American waxwing (9)

14 What a counsellor needs to do: produce negative cool view (7,7)

17 Deny audience rubbish article he followed with a phonecall (6,1,7)

21 Comes together and dices dangerously with pound, for example (9)

23 Made corrections inside for interior style (5)

24 Are those who criticize roofers a kind of lice? (7)

25 People with complaints leave hospital as team players (7)

26 Is seat prepared for an afternoon rest? (6)

27 Gentlemanly transformation of red brute (8)

DOWN

1 Features of Highland dress put down in afterthought (6)

2 Become aware of genuine looks, we hear (7)

3 Windscreen heaters belonging to French men (9)

4 One who collects information for reference plays conceited game (14)

6 Give voice to bet that’s not flourishing at the start (5)

7 Railwaymen to come clean about health profession (7)

8 Announce evening’s companion is to come later (8)

9 Be upset as dressmaker has salacious thought (4,4,1,5)

15 Walk purposefully as I leave nice shouting match, maybe (9)

16 Type of footwear that requires bulbs (8)

18 Ship having sails winged by destiny (7)

19 Atomic power is modern, they say, and easy to understand (7)

20 Applied lever to what was valued, by the sound of it (6)

22 Engage in deception when eventuality first occurs during conversation (5)

Across: 1 Transgression, 10 Thumb, 11 Agreeable, 12 Preparing, 13 Lodge, 14 Immense, 16 Dilemma, 18 General, 20 Assents, 21 Tiara, 23 Carve into, 25 Nutrients, 26 Istle, 27 Unintelligent.

Down: 2 Rouse, 3 No-brainer, 4 Granite, 5 Enraged, 6 Spell, 7 Ombudsman, 8 Stepping-stone, 9 General stores, 15 Manhattan, 17 Listening, 19 Licence, 20 Aerosol, 22 Alien, 24 Not on.

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