Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/12/14

12/12/14
12/12/14
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Thursday's solution

Thursday's solution

1 Haunch, perhaps, meets heartless end when articulated (7)

5 Restraint provided un transport taken by Mr Gibson (7)

9 Overnight moisture powder’d away (7)

10 Heard rumbling deep in acoustic membrane (7)

11 Is this heavy horse a fence-sitter? (9)

12 Pines hopelessly for game bird (5)

13 Grates small fruit (5)

15 “You get the hang of what I’m saying,” said flying saucer fan (9)

16 Tot’s slice turns out to be most expensive (9)

18 Representative loses his head in remains of fire (5)

21 Take one river from another and get number of seas (5)

22 Took both first places, we hear, in a moment (3,6)

24 Impress deeply when it’s raining furiously (7)

26 Accident caused by slipperiness on glacier? (7)

27 Lancastrian symbol used when communists staged revolution, perhaps (3,4)

28 Set teas out in country house grounds (7)

DOWN

1 Singular feature of sporting habit found in Indian city (7)

2 How hospital is organised in direction of centre (7)

3 Expression of satisfaction, perhaps, after rubbish is sent back from Hebrew scriptures (5)

4 Is funeral parlour the place to await flight when ... (9,6)

5 ... childless heir’s seen at terminal? (3,3,2,3,4)

6 Coastal town said to have bracing variety (3)

7 House bird one provided with drink (7)

8 Young animal seen at clinic to be glowing softly (7)

12 Promised faithfully? That’s possibly worse! (5)

14 Greek statesman had legal leadership probed into before long (5)

16 Shilling entered in exercise book by one taking money (7)

17 Acted ruthlessly when invested hoard of silver (7)

19 When aunt and boy get going, they’re riding high (7)

20 Makes lots of holes in puzzles (7)

23 Still time to get to competition (5)

25 Fuss all died out when leaders taken (3)