Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/05/2013

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Look, my poet included part of Italy (8)

5 Coming from tabernacle, Richard Priest (6)

10 Jack’s a cad, he comes from one of the eastern states (3,4)

11 In part I sanctioned craftsman (7)

12 Peruvian in prison (5)

13 He is a card (9)

14 Taking steps to do some turkey trotting perhaps (7,7)

17 Rich rhapsodist playing or one playing a stringed instrument (14)

21 Poor Bertha suffering halitosis (3,6)

23 Unprofessional having to bring a ship to rest (3,2)

24 Indefinite number unwell, it’s catching (7)

25 Bewildered Bertha to lose a contract to marry (7)

26 Brown medicine I consumed (6)

27 It is used for grilling on playing-field (8)

DOWN

1 A vital development in the country (6)

2 Goatskin leather from northeast Africa (7)

3 Cultivated aspen, number appearing in the mountains (9)

4 Midwife’s fee? (8,6)

6 Language of South and Central America (5)

7 Explorer at home with Italian composer (7)

8 Come together with hundred at roadside (8)

9 How lawyers might be invited for a drink? (6,2,3,3)

15 Having little rounded lumps noticed almost dull article inside (9)

16 Type of sickness caused by article on curves? (3,5)

18 Colourful toy bird (3,4)

19 Jane exchanged my euros! (7)

20 Discover buffalo changing route round small lake (6)

22 Variety singer does not start work to rule (5)