Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/07/2015

Cryptic crossword 14/07/2015

Cryptic crossword 14/07/2015

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Varieties of trees finally found where there are lots of trees (8)

5 Hound child who put on a pound (6)

10 Drink the health of prime minister with something from old vessel (7)

11 Soldiers don’t finish drill (7)

12 South African – Rhodesian – breakaway was Arab (5)

13 Back on equal terms with ruler, seeing street ban (2,7)

14 Have a reasonable chance to get home and announce the fact loudly (2,2,4,1,5)

17 Hot dance Granny performed at Arizona attraction (3,5,6)

21 How strait-laced lady detective appeared in Italian spring (9)

23 Probationer at drama school owns expensive leather goods (5)

24 Behaved flirtatiously in giving sweet to daughter (7)

25 GIs swopped and consumed pies with travellers (7)

26 Obvious invention? (6)

27 Make an enemy within established limits (8)

DOWN

1 Obsession with angle about alien (6)

2 Part confused, you’re said to be, in ecstasy (7)

3 Queen seen at Waverley’s W H Smith? (9)

4 How to get power to reach room built on tops (9,5)

6 Predict drill, we hear (5)

7 Disney character attracts no child in Italy (7)

8 This evening’s things to arrange (8)

9 Decline to prosecute offloading of the bombs (4,3,7)

15 Abrade first scar and press (9)

16 Come onto the platform about the subject and increase the pressure (4,2,2)

18 Title is replaced as being snobbish (7)

19 Cheers when leaving hostelry out of something new (7)

20 See Pa’s take on woman who’s old-fashioned (6)

22 Everyone arrived exhausted (3,2)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Nation state, 9 React, 10 Trinkets, 12 Nutcase, 13 Diocese, 14 Erect, 15 All of them, 18 Estaminet, 20 Basin, 21 Assured, 24 Collect, 25 Proclaim, 26 Torso, 27 Adventurers.

Down: 2 Attract, 3 In the main, 4 Naiad, 5 Take off, 6 Title, 7 Bronze medal, 8 Maltreat, 11 Termination, 16 Latecomer, 17 Hostelry, 19 Miracle, 20 Bolster, 22 Shred, 23 Draft.

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