Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 13/03/15

13/03/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

13/03/15

13/03/15

8 Single tone with small weight given to design of initials (8)

9 Cue man constructed with sound judgment (6)

10 Get an accurate aim at the French parish officer (6)

11 AB to prepare pine initially for Viking ship (8)

12 Expose large animal, we hear (4)

13 Behave like an animal? Repair to that cage! (3,3,4)

15 Analyse gas at astronomical distance (7)

17 I dusted round while swotted up on lessons (7)

20 Hal turns his back on drug addiction as a very old man (10)

22 Staff of office to use teargas (4)

24 Brief visit to mend poor vest (8)

26 Profited from having looked at books about exercise (6)

27 Most extreme lack of moisture taken easily in stride (6)

28 Art’s turned upside down when accompanying poetry in theatre (8)

DOWN

1 Fashion’s not applicable to this Italian city (6)

2 Rissole cooked with original dairy ingredient for troops (8)

3 Independent workers have weapons with no charge (10)

4 Bird, dead parrot (7)

5 Chief place to take 11, probably (4)

6 Buzzing bee, perhaps? Boloney! (6)

7 Second-rate fellow, when reformed, makes able mate (4,4)

14 Go travelling and fall off bike perhaps (3,3,4)

16 Opening discovered camouflaged up a tree – that’s about right (8)

18 Humiliated by spiteful content of action (8)

19 Is something mucky in Scotland involving independence? Quite the opposite (7)

21 Behaved like a Bunny who expected to receive original Playboy (6)

23 Enlarge without taking in fold (6)

25 Official prohibition of turnout on day of victory in Europe (4)

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