Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/02/14

17/02/14
17/02/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Official command to set off, on track, at the beginning (4,3,4,2)

10 Is in charge, if presiding over popular management (2,7)

11 Dashing fellow proposed to include the first lady (5)

12 Is disquiet over rebellion Much Ado About Nothing? (7)

13 Outlet for some gold, provided diamonds follow (7)

14 Going at speed to circle round a top cyclist (6)

16 Would a skilled operator rebuild first-class machine? (8)

18 View the big picture in classic programme (8)

20 A top manager employs charms (6)

23 Having left one to carry leading seaman may be an understatement (7)

24 One gets in fancy lights (7)

26 Find a berth for a hired car, in the end (5)

27 One 14 across could turn out to show lack of knowledge (9)

28 Litter in front of factories could make garden features (7,6)

DOWN

2 Come round again in Harare, currently (5)

3 Rainy season comes one day in the near future (7)

4 Heard on-line about forerunner (6)

5 Receives ushers in receptions (8)

6 It’s nonsense for Polish cleric to have no work (7)

7 Is reading about back-street ramps (9)

8 Represent grand mansion in the cinema (7,6)

9 Would Trident provide protection to order? (7,6)

15 Would artist have to study substantial firm? (9)

17 Discharging European diplomatic delegation (8)

19 Readjusted sound of animal coming back with a large cask (7)

21 Underground worker led Virginia to the goddess of wisdom (7)

22 It’s appropriate to make fun of 40 winks (6)

25 Have faith, in principle, whichever way you look at it (5)