Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/06/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Wrongly translates assorted poems (8)

5 Butts into boats (6)

10 Challenge to learn care (7)

11 Issue seen to expose wicked wolf (7)

12 It’s relative fun cleaning inside (5)

13 Getting news about antiquity of Leith, say (9)

14 Let the cadre etc create havoc as tool to imprison the Marquis de Sade, perhaps (6,2,6)

17 Comic characters beat up urban arabs (4,6,4)

21 Was taken in by what Chelsea, for example, permitted (9)

23 Provisional trip to see lions (5)

24 Leave the table to collect feathers? (3,4)

25 I live or work as actor (7)

26 Pavarotti’s sewing machine? (6)

27 Goes forward, without publicity, to meet viragos (8)

DOWN

1 Dummy to show scorn at university (4-2)

2 Woodland plant is clean daft! (7)

3 Peat store provides setting for Gilbert and Sullivan productions (9)

4 Church officer is heard to suppress complaint with alcoholic beverage (10,4)

6 Nip off head from free sample of flower (5)

7 Oil is produced in the city he came from, this giant of a man (7)

8 What happened when he opened his mouth about notches in tool (8)

9 Goth people land unexpectedly and fall on their faces (6,8)

15 Skip a race hastily to set a rate (3,1,5)

16 A vehicle looks older with ill-treatments (8)

18 Polish carnivore found at start of season (7)

19 Chars papers (7)

20 Do poets striking final pose sport these whiskers? (6)

22 Fail to win and receive nothing when imprecise (5)

Thrusday’s solution

Across: 1 Made a difference, 9 Sagacious, 10 Gangs, 11 Eat it, 12 Spinsters, 13 Gulag, 15 Hindrance, 17 Resettled, 19 Recap, 21 Close down, 23 Taste, 24 Roads, 25 Occupiers, 26 Behind the scenes.

Down: 1 Messenger, 2 Digital, 3 Ascot, 4 Icons, 5 Fashioned, 6 Registrar, 7 Nankeen, 8 Eases, 14 Gathers in, 15 Hollow out, 16 Expresses, 18 Stomach, 20 Cistern, 21 Carob, 22 Niche, 23 Topic.