Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/10/13

18/10/13
18/10/13
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Put a limit on dimensions, lest vessel go belly up (7)

5 Possibly amass weighty inside with fried pastries (7)

9 Random attack launched when drug’s sought by police (7)

10 Re-unite assembly of followers (7)

11 Refusal to be provoked by cry of triumph during hypnotic state (9)

12 Was down in the dumps with low-powered vehicle (5)

13 It’s a Canadian river? If you’re not telling the truth, you’re dead! (5)

15 Eat with tools from wholesalers (9)

16 Arrange experiment with game of tees and putts (3,2,4)

18 Detective talks his way into houses (5)

21 General meaning to wander aimlessly (5)

22 The CIA rum is replaced by burning joints (9)

24 Accompany as heard to regain consciousness (4,3)

26 Unusual stone cooker (7)

27 British soldier knows how to paint pillar box (7)

28 Apparently dog’s healthy, it’s said, and easily handled (2,5)

DOWN

1 Top put the tin lid on it, almost (7)

2 Kneecap Asian Smith near Los Angeles (7)

3 Specific hormonal component that runs in the veins of the gods (5)

4 Miserably long to take own meat to restaurant? (3,4,5,3)

5 Riles annoyingly then splashes mud, perhaps, on Dame Edna’s alter ego (3,3,9)

6 Rug that’s not slippery, by the sound of it (3)

7 Something in your brain telling you to behave badly at end of church (7)

8 With call for help, sinking in deep, they measure velocity (7)

12 Plenty left for topping garden (5)

14 Drank standing up at loading base (5)

16 Chartered accountant has bumpy rides hanging onto motorbike (7)

17 Cut down mid-term (7)

19 At 6, one is born for daytime performance (7)

20 Analgesic kestrel received when very ill (7)

23 Extra special customs (5)

25 Although not all though (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Caressed, 5 Liable, 9 Increase, 10 Recoup, 12 Ararat, 13 Later, 16 Rooted, 17 Conceded, 20 Guardian, 21 Amount, 23 Alice, 25 Orwell, 28 Mental, 29 Basilica, 30 Sedate, 31 Esoteric.

Down: 1 Coin, 2 Rice, 3 Spearhead, 4 Ensure, 6 Ideal, 7 Blotted out, 8 Export duty, 11 Strop, 14 Programmes, 15 Non-aligned, 18 Complaint, 19 Canoe, 22 Swears, 24 Enact, 26 Pier,27 Talc.