Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/10/13

16/10/13
16/10/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Which said GP is tribal magician? (5,6)

9 Look back, I have discovered oil (5)

10 One can get off to a flying start in this industry (8)

12 Implant by engineer near floating platform (7)

13 Noise, mostly running water inside this cinema (5-2)

14 Woman consuming one Indian dish (5)

15 Service building without a tower or spire? (3,6)

18 It produces a whirl of activity at the laundrette (4,5)

20 Bachelors in dock (5)

21 Huge fellows in vandalised semi (7)

24 Appallingly dire sin of one in the know (7)

25 Tenth speaker in musical works (8)

26 Extra payment for small number returning in vehicle (5)

27 Way even at ground-floor height (6-5)

DOWN

2 Some like bananas to be included in arrangement of flowers (7)

3 Six-footer in cool ornamental lace (9)

4 Removed moisturising agent? (5)

5 Swimmer to shift round about first (7)

6 Wizard place, one with clean, bracing air (5)

7 Ivy cries out deranged like a peeping Tom (11)

8 Heather for all to see at home before one making pasta (8)

11 Lady who is good at spelling (11)

16 Said to bother a number causing anxiety (9)

17 Chairman did not start to be permanent inhabitant (8)

19 Diet ten arranged in eating alcove (7)

20 Alert and energetic person finds industrious insect (4,3)

22 Be worthy of excellence (5)

23 Wader regrettably captured (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Decamped, 5 Hatpeg, 10 Papyrus, 11 Suppose, 12 Trove, 13 Coalesced, 14 As clear as a bell, 17 Ancient history, 21 Manchuria, 23 Edgar, 24 Basenji, 25 Spoiled, 26 Enamel, 27 Meatball.

Down: 1 Depute, 2 Captors, 3 Marseille, 4 East coast train, 6 Apple, 7 Pool cue, 8 Glendale, 9 As far as I can see, 15 At the post, 16 Farmable, 18 Canasta, 19 Regalia, 20 Bridal, 22 Hence.