Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/05/14

16/05/14

16/05/14

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Solution 15/05/14

Solution 15/05/14

1 Wisdom of establishing metropolis on basis of legendary tales (8)

5 A taxi will come back to collect us – you can count on that (6)

10 Run Lisa out for being parochial (7)

11 Innocent person in genuine mix-up (7)

12 South American carrier accommodates novice priest (5)

13 At dawn, steal away to wilderness (9)

14 Having combined goddess sign, become involved in environment of fierce competition (4,3,3,4)

17 The road-end both repaired was in a terrible state (3,3,8)

21 That other place by which to seize fate, for example (3,6)

23 Cut head of trial sample of flower (5)

24 Roman general who’s got a firm hold on father (7)

25 Clan surround peacekeepers, seeking officer of the people (7)

26 Will woman request fine silk? (6)

27 The tease changed his ways to become lover of the arts (8)

DOWN

1 Drinks to son and future king (6)

2 Take part in the strongest a police force can get? (7)

3 Mash, Irish style, has to pass big gun (9)

4 Lose Bible in charge with every possible crime (5,3,4,2)

6 Woodland herb may sound an alarm (5)

7 Able to say farewell to musical piece (7)

8 Stabilised wobbly seat before it collapsed (8)

9 Excellent book – start by judging what’s on the cover (5-4,5)

15 Member of healing profession becomes notorious molester (9)

16 These isles shalt end diversity of Britain (8)

18 It’s a provable statement that those people concealed source of minerals (7)

19 Unfinished addition it’s discourteous to force out (7)

20 Movie reported to be made in Balkan country (6)

22 Jumps to include initial election among ambitions (5)

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