Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/08/14

18/08/14

18/08/14

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Policeman not about to have time for meditation (13)

10 Take almost all of the strain in exercise (5)

11 Came out to shout about some facial hair (9)

12 Sharing in section taking on a ruler (9)

13 Be situated, say, over a loyal subject (5)

14 To press one to take additives creates some paradoxes (7)

16 Did painter accepting tawdry article, at last, hear a knocking sound? (3-1-3)

18 Learn by inference how to make pleats in cloth (7)

20 Penetrate honeycomb, and saturate it (7)

21 In the play, did Portia raise a rich headdress? (5)

23 Although one created a new organisation, leave no trace of it (9)

25 Join up to meet a fellow citizen (9)

26 Hold up high explosive, at first (5)

27 A sensational tale may be terrible, but it’s very cheap (5-8)

DOWN

2 Is broadcasting news on an excellent run (2,3)

3 Put indecisive dependent on trial (9)

4 About to memorise endless life stories (7)

5 Put a light bed into the sitting-room, right away (7)

6 Add a top level to be complete (5)

7 Carthorse, it turned out, was banned, we’re told (9)

8 When walking on the street, one may need a leg up (8-5)

9 Is about to pay workers, at times, to establish new colonies (13)

15 East German nation is forced into exile (9)

17 Volunteers service a lean-to, although it’s corroded (9)

19 I’d have to store up a hormonal drug (7)

20 Plain pair 2 down, that’s at the back (7)

22 Colourless, like a top-soil layer (5)

24 Had to say farewell, at short notice; that’s unfortunate, initially (5)

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