Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/11/14

14/11/14

14/11/14

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Friday’s puzzle

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Thursday's solution

Thursday's solution

1 Buddy encounters fortune with sailor (7)

5 This retail partner takes little money in southern region initially (7)

9 Girl being presented with fancy lace – what a mess! (7)

10 Don’t start with nice big letters to reference what’s threatened by global warming (7)

11 Short shirt seen in ship (5,4)

12 Preceding senior monk (5)

13 Interior cover in vessel (5)

15 Interrupt cricket game with temporary breaks in trip (9)

16 Latin stars meet Mongol ruler with loopy material (9)

18 Gets a grip of unsourced lights (5)

21 Being flexible by covering finish (5)

22 Rudeness spoilt parson’s introduction to bit of underwear (9)

24 Attempts to take note of Italian city (7)

26 Jejune quality is, admittedly, not the same (7)

27 Puts off making domestic fittings (7)

28 Apply various sips by pen – or pencil? – with action to stop bleeding (7)

DOWN

1 Claimed damages after examination for employment, perhaps (7)

2 One from the roof of the world likely to be consumed by giant (7)

3 It’s auspicious to change top if covered in dirt (5)

4 Components of crystal sets are presented as God’s gift (3,4,8)

5 Hardly the way for a pacifist to maintain an opinion? (5,2,4,4)

6 Second person is said to be sheepish (3)

7 This girl is in charge in Irish county (7)

8 Takes final option in places like St Tropez (7)

12 Skulk with couple meeting denizen of the night (5)

14 Prepared to arrange for a dyer (5)

16 Prewar but useful container for strawberry tree (7)

17 Kind of strength easily found in steel (7)

19 Psychics – are they just crooked dummies? (7)

20 Master heard to use mathematical symbol more than necessary (7)

23 Each one always goes to hostel (5)

25 Five of use in pick-up? No, another vehicle (1,1,1)

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