Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 17/06/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Was in error after 26 across, so had to leave abruptly (4,3)

5 Were a new group of friends held in an institution? (7)

9 Individual celebrates, like second part of 22 across (7)

10 Flower in tropical tree died off, exposing small squirrel-monkey (7)

11 It sharpens up the West on manoeuvres (9)

12 It’s good for the French to occupy land by a church (5)

13 Temper displayed by some nasty lecturers (5)

15 Greets character with a small ball of ice (9)

16 Jack’s having to measure small pillars (9)

18 Encompasses a gold piece, of course (5)

21 Did witness promise to give evidence (5)

22 Backward engineer potters about, but don’t tell anyone (3,6)

24 Mix a long class first thing in the morning, twice (7)

26 A pop group performing had to give up (7)

27 It’s unnecessary to square off, as it irritates other people (7)

28 Ben most unhappy, but buries it (7)

DOWN

1 Get wind up with SOS, but takes it all back (7)

2 General appearance of a place, on line (7)

3 Fails to mention old man, it’s said (5)

4 Encounter difficult paper, when you become poverty-stricken (4,2,4,5)

5 Originally, one might set the pace (2,3,5,5)

6 At the lowest point, scrapped a popular car, and kept it quiet (3)

7 Wreck one’s plans for submarine weapon (7)

8 From that time on, was about to be up front (7)

12 Get the first American to show appreciation (5)

14 Is superior to the Spanish and the German tree (5)

16 Manage to preserve reconditioned Austins (7)

17 Mean to speak for a long time (7)

19 Carried the same thing to man in the doldrums (7)

20 Disease could eat up nuts (7)

23 Legislate on corporal punishment, over time (5)

25 Come together, say, back on line (3)

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