Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/03/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 US force arranging to concentrate on something different (7)

5 Fruit of theatrical conversation (7)

9 Core has been smashed, crushed (11)

10 Cor, sounds like a bird cry (3)

11 Bird I name with painful swelling deserting (10,3)

14 Try to discredit mischievous child playing with gun (6) ...

16 ... smug hint about firearm manufacturer (8)

18 In keeping with current fashion in a way (8)

19 Protection in the cinema (6)

21 Wave on vessel giving exciting ride (13)

24 Uneven? Not part of a set (3)

25 Rational person who does not charge for his ideas? (11)

26 24 across sect removed cipher that has to be dialled first (3,4)

27 Dress lazily without bending (7)

DOWN

1 Rugby takes an hour in Germany (4)

2 Man is leaving old money (5)

3 What knife has using latest technology (7-4)

4 Hit second vehicle (6)

5 Getting together when reviving something scandalous from oblivion (6,2)

6 Vessel used during the journey (3)

7 An ordinary household task, it was included by hermit (9)

8 Charming hag living outside (10)

12 There isn’t a similar kind of article, not at all (2,4,5)

13 Successful man having debts (10)

15 Before sounding seedy, another duel inside was prevented (9)

17 Be including servant having bruise (5,3)

20 Substance that be of importance (6)

22 What gardener did when he had an inclination? (5)

23 Somewhat meagre yesterday and gloomy (4)

25 Follow 24 across characters to find the lady shortly (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Major operation, 9 Demonic, 10 Fairest, 11 Clan, 12 Balsa, 13 Tiny, 16 Totally, 17 Retake, 19 Giants, 22 Chancel, 25 Lama, 26 Argon, 27 Hair, 30 Danelaw, 31 Beholds, 32 Reap the rewards.

Down: 1 Medicate, 2 Jam tart, 3 Reno, 4 Peccary, 5 Refuser, 6 Trip, 7 Obelisk, 8 Stays, 14 Sling, 15 Strap, 18 Florists, 20 Immense, 21 Strewth, 22 Crowbar, 23 Crawler, 24 Plods, 28 Flip, 29 Shaw.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Waterloo, 5 Hatpeg, 10 Finesse, 11 Hoedown, 12 Elena, 13 Tipsiness, 14 Comprehensible, 17 Anglepoise lamp, 21 Monomania, 23 Doric, 24 Acolyte, 25 Poacher, 26 Differ, 27 Wrestled.

Down: 1 Wafted, 2 Tangelo, 3 Rose apple, 4 Over-the-counter, 6 Azeri, 7 Proverb, 8 Gangster, 9 Whippersnapper, 15 Salad days, 16 Farmland, 18 Gone off, 19 Marshal, 20 Scored, 22 Maybe.