Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 17/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Leo joins Canadian clan travelling on waterway (10,5)

9 Go beyond the limit and cause an accident? (3,4)

10 Outcome is cited about believer (7)

11 Sailor in car with Henry had cold in the head (7)

12 Single celebrity found at this hotel (3-4)

13 Fibrous cord contained shell disintegrating (8,6)

15 Farce simpleton re-enacted with inflated feeling of pride (4-10)

21 Shackle wench Ainsley caught (7)

22 Pass Rory, name for Frenchman included (7)

23 More flavoursome port (7)

24 With advancing motion above rooms in hospital (7)

25 Not for the first time it’s a period of harmony after the match (6,9)

DOWN

1 Risqué having copper leading clerical office (6)

2 Irresponsible person on the fringe? (7)

3 Five indicators I removed in act of introducing variety (15)

4 Wrongly warn Hal about large sea-creature (7)

5 In Australia unusually dour and strenuous (7)

6 Food from Macao in 1999? (7,8)

7 Isn’t a 1950s youth who has written music (7)

8 Carol mobilised one Spanish port (2,6)

14 When most excellent and of above average size, it’s fireproof (8)

16 Not saying much about the French study being pronouncedly icy (7)

17 Writer, king leaving ancient city behind for place near Cardiff (7)

18 Remove surface with difficulty immediately (3,4)

19 Forcefully included amongst bacon, brioches etc (3,4)

20 Where one might be found in the nick of time? (6)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Space invaders, 10 Open order, 11 By car, 12 Netting, 13 Acclaim, 14 Famish, 16 Diverged, 18 Residual, 20 Museum, 23 Sackbut, 24 Terrain, 26 Naomi, 27 Telegraph, 28 Determination.

Down: 2 Pleat, 3 Cronies, 4 Indigo, 5 Verbatim, 6 Debacle, 7 Rectangle, 8 Going for a song, 9 Creme de menthe, 15 Most close, 17 Factotum, 19 Debride, 21 Upright, 22 Stolen, 25 Alamo.

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