Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/11/14

12/11/14
12/11/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

12/11/14

12/11/14

1 Mixture of seaweed within a very short distance (7)

5 Jellyfish each pal removed (7)

9 Fat that’s not wet! (11)

10 Second name included for deoxyribonucleic acid (1,1,1)

11 Case for cosmetics not spread out (6,7)

14 Without exception Sal struggled to accept established routine (6)

16 Continental expression of disgust from afar, treat it as if of no importance (5,3)

18 Arouse interest in plot (8)

19 Tallyman (6)

21 Oldish grammar fabricated bloomer (5,8)

24 Woolly creature from the west (3)

25 Shocking fish? (8,3)

26 Fail to be defeated in an unlucky way (4,3)

27 Liaison officer with a torch? (7)

DOWN

1 One objection to border (4)

2 Fabulous writer having a retrogressive attitude (5)

3 and 4 Do as one pleases and be charged with manslaughter? (3,4,4,6)

5 Absolute monarch’s car damaged cart (8)

6 Help topless girl (3)

7 Try to finish 14 across as you might say (9)

8 Agricultural establishment for dieters? (6,4

12 Drink that can be conjured with? (5,6)

13 Elementary food taken before having an X-ray (6,4)

15 Let’s swear about it being dry (9)

17 Beats pud cooked in European capital (8)

20 Pilot’s replacement gun (6)

22 Imagine mother about to be included (5)

23 Secret no fix for family (4)

25 For instance love for self (3)