Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 13/04/13

Grid: Derek Allen
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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Exist on one’s own and lose self-control (2,6,7)

9 Oriental lady on the shoulder? (9)

10 To select most of the subject (5)

11 You, it appears, were protected by three kings, one with knife (5)

12 Declined having reduced wrinkles (9)

13 Chemical discovered in Westerwick (5)

15 Produced foam around the east having been thrashed (9)

17 Knows I’m an embarrassing member of the family (9)

19 Square or multiplication sign (5)

21 Carriage or taxi allowed to go round South American city (9)

23 Songbird, quail but not lark initially (5)

24 Did a put-up job (5)

25 Soldier ordered dearer gin (9)

26 How divers are embarking on a risky enterprise (6,3,6)

DOWN

1 Dangerous embrace after interval (9)

2 Wager about framework holding shelf (7)

3 Stew partly a colossal mistake (5)

4 Gave a present that’s not about to be old-fashioned (5)

5 With atoms linked together round enclosure with church in a novel (4-5)

6 Tenth race involved leap on dance floor! (9)

7 Former model becomes a stripper (7)

8 Stood opposite and confronted (5)

14 Copied out again about wren and tit fighting (9)

15 Underweight fruit first receives publicity (9)

16 Free to fire (9)

18 Writer to go at full speed for golf-club (7)

20 Fellow is turning over large house (7)

21 Cut round short bit of old measure (5)

22 You’ll find me trailing the subject (5)

23 Weak father having trouble (5)