Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/04/15

17/04/15
17/04/15
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Friday’s puzzle

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17/04/15

17/04/15

1 High-ranking officers put in charge of premium 10, for example (8)

5 Happy that opponents met in forest clearings (6)

10 Vegetable encountered at a bed and breakfast in cell (7)

11 At home, Roger lies on couch to such an extent (7)

12 Turn turtle to finish after being at university (5)

13 Ten Ealing comedies were clumsy (9)

14 Nets last cheese excitedly and grabs the limelight (6,3,5)

17 Football team also cares about psychological aspects (6,3,5)

21 Mad caper I got involved in with ambulance staff (9)

23 Wickedness has been attached to the church from then on (5)

24 It’s a game to display the paintings of someone (7)

25 Consider despot dunked in river (7)

26 Looked out furtively and sounded horn (6)

27 Broken toes? It is a matter of inflammation of the bone (8)

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1 Reverse support (4,2)

2 Bambi entered into what was all around (7)

3 Rise quickly and dig one’s heels in (5,4)

4 Believe to be upright and with a measure of financial reputation (6,8)

6 Stocking material with which to land initially on Skye, say (5)

7 Let down, let go, let fade (7)

8 Certain bonds are taken as pledges (8)

9 As great expectations, perhaps, a terrific lot (4,3,7)

15 Hulk or junk, for example, is neat and tidy (9)

16 Hurry along with meat for two? (4,4)

18 Organise a run on the farm (7)

19 Test din created by medical profession (7)

20 Cuts off when always in boat (6)

22 Leaders Mr and Mrs Ike (Eisenhower)? No, just Mrs (5)