Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/05/14

15/05/14
15/05/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Solution 14/05/14

Solution 14/05/14

1 If given too much protection, boy could be dominated (12)

8 Force one’s way in through some open territory (5)

9 Did Tim get aid, becoming composed? (9)

11 Priest in church may be one of the highest rank (6)

12 In spells, the French can be constant (8)

14 Strains over melody to compose signature tunes (5,5)

15 Was a leading Conservative about to get some land? (4)

18 Can be part of normal society as well (4)

19 May run over caravel, in common parlance (10)

21 Nurture popular little animal, at the end (8)

23 Subject is likely to be responsible (6)

25 Head girl steering away from receptions (9)

26 At one time I left England, becoming an outcast (5)

27 Even go in front of heartless lady, time after time (12)

DOWN

1 The wrong team runs after long shots (9)

2 Appreciated that mature little boy had developed (8)

3 A few set out more eagerly, for starters (4)

4 Drawing together, using bitter acid (10)

5 One goes right away to riotous assemblies (6)

6 Intend to get settled, without limits (5)

7 Maintaining that saving is going down in history (12)

10 Discouraged girls try to care about Europe (12)

13 Long poems and tunes, they may help to find one’s bearings (10)

16 City had to rebel over its notoriety (9)

17 Might stress take hold of a top doctor in casualty? (8)

20 Although a club’s taking over the first eleven, it still declines (6)

22 Small firm will take on radical, in principle (5)

24 In being, as part of one’s second nature (4)