Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/11/14

15/11/14

15/11/14

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Saturday’s puzzle

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15/11/14

15/11/14

1 Letters on top, they’re not sent by air (7,4)

9 No record at end of day on science (5)

10 Bill, I am to inform patriot (7,4)

11 As far as one can go (5)

12 Carthaginian general worker stopped short with writer, a learner (8)

14 Dispiriting moisturising agent? (8)

15 Saves an extraordinary butterfly (7)

17 Accuse one member before everybody individually (7)

20 One having a gripping time in the ring (8)

21 Of trees or arable cultivated (8)

24 Paint-roller’s opening (5)

25 Low mean wretch hit onion (11)

26 Wrongly clad leaving new cathedral centre (5)

27 Principal reached Thea in difficulties (4,7)

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2 Single person takes article to Angola rebels (5)

3 Nearly collapsed on convict (5)

4 Dictionary accommodation (8)

5 Malta I’d be redirected to to find the girl (7)

6 Sticky sweetmeat? (8)

7 Praiseworthy order to becalm demon (11)

8 Native’s outside protection (6-5)

12 Boxer’s a VIP (11)

13 Primitive man from NE heartland (11)

16 Start journey determined to go over river (3,5)

18 Film husks of grain found in Middle East repeatedly (8)

19 Cooked bead is cooked! (7)

22 Memorial of widow for the most part (5)

23 A bishop took poem home (5)

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