Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/11/14

18/11/14

18/11/14

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Monday's solution

Monday's solution

8 Matriarch misses out on tea, relaxing in fireside seat, perhaps (8)

9 Is taught about Shakespearean king from end to end (6)

10 Brought up fact of being in debt (6)

11 Team put ball in play with loyal chum (8)

12 Fade out till one can’t hear (4)

13 Stunt the girl’s snake performed with fluffy scarf (7,3)

15 Soaked bread offered to cover demand for shellfish (7)

17 Be indecisive about going south plus showing uncertainty (7)

20 Be fired to understand the cry of disapproval at first try (3,3,4)

22 Father goes with police officer - walks softly (4)

24 Code of conduct worked out with poor clot (8)

26 Court session arranged according to weight (6)

27 Employ mother around Victoria and Albert, for example (6)

28 Betting with a salary-fixing cartel? (8)

DOWN

1 Oil said to be from Balkan state (6)

2 Contemptuous of flu, corns - suffering generally (8)

3 Pan fed hobo liberally in temperance league (4,2,4)

4 Outcry stalled inclusion of stone alleged to have healing properties (7)

5 Model found admission overturned and legged it (4)

6 Tradesman accepts initial cash from sponsor (6)

7 Need a cot for making up informal account (8)

14 Hates wrong shape that’s very odd! (3,7)

16 Sweep away discount that’s unequivocal (8)

18 Stray pet rips up needlework (8)

19 See 25

21 Adder may move unsteadily (6)

23 A large number sleep briefly at empty nets (6)

25 and 19 Get into a fist fight, regain consciousness with fanning (4,2,5)

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