Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman - 16/01/14

Friday's puzzle

Friday's puzzle

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 Dowsers run into clergymen (8)

9 Speaker shows a junction between two alternatives (6)

10 Wrongdoing is wicked, according to sailor (6)

11 There are very few of these that excite satire about religious instruction (8)

12 Needy come across gold at the post office (4)

13 and 20 Nappy guests take money in exchange – what can you expect on low wages? (3,7,3,7)

15 A yell heralds unfinished lick of paint (7)

17 Amateur rugby players return with scrambled piece for gourmet (7)

20 See 13

22 Grave sentiment attracts original emotion when come to fruition (4)

24 Pelt on motorways? That’s something that can be left out (8)

26 Where a storm may be overblown as ace put down (6)

27 Saline solution nourished creatures from outer space (6)

28 Leaving no stone unturned, albeit briefly heavy-handed (8)

DOWN

1 First-class child takes ring in martial art (6)

2 Fruit we hear William may put to bed with a shovel (8)

3 Study choice in finding another home for unwanted child, perhaps (10)

4 Taking XL size weighs on the mind of birds (7)

5 This number of letters, plus one for clue (4)

6 Undisciplined person keen to board the bus? (6)

7 Sole dart thrown at fixed point of reference (8)

14 Treatise demonstrates former view (10)

16 Bred lice? It’s hardly to be believed (8)

18 Vehicle stoppage seen over spice (8)

19 Proverbial length of life still resident in farmyard accommodation (7)

21 Ought casualty department to pass inspection? (6)

23 Airsac used during exercise of dive (6)

25 Party leaders blame a sore head (4)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:

~~ILLEGITIMATE~

B~L~O~A~A~A~U~~

RELATED~NONSTOP

I~E~H~G~G~C~O~O

GAGE~PERIPHERAL

H~A~I~T~B~E~E~E

TALENT~CLOSEDUP

L~~~D~D~E~T~~~O

IMPLICIT~SENSES

G~A~V~A~A~R~T~I

HARBINGERS~BENT

T~T~D~R~D~T~A~I

SPATULA~EQUALTO

~~K~A~P~N~T~T~N

~TELLTHETRUTH~~

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