Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/12/13

18/12/13
18/12/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Parachutist’s clothing? (4,4)

5 Apply friction, one to have distorted rhythm (6)

10 Table surface for computer (7)

11 Melodic embellishment whilst food is served in a roll (7)

12 Biblical character I left first in choppy sea (5)

13 Very good indeed to beat fast time (9)

14 Nick’s lawyer, he argues for the sake of it (6,8)

17 Group chief Ronald retained officer (8,6)

21 Leaves off as a result of using this (9)

23 Eat grass in town in Essex, say (5)

24 Marginal note made by one involved in postal arrangements (7)

25 Disreputable lag during morning repeatedly produces soft pliable mixture (7)

26 Can, say, on the outside, by glossy (6)

27 In addition to seawalls collapsing (2,4,2)

DOWN

1 Tried most of one of two books before day one (6)

2 Very large quantity I have (7)

3 Convinced it had met expectations (9)

4 Thought fit to be easily influenced (14)

6 Habitue’s drink? (5)

7 Royal Marines left messy marmalade in public walk (7)

8 Depot One manufacturing type of sandal (4-4)

9 Relocated orc is suffering false grief (9,5)

15 Nothing Andrea eg distributed except non-alcoholic drink (9)

16 Anything but new vehicles coming from the crusades (4,4)

18 Being candid, paid money in advance (7)

19 Luke perhaps found in the van, gelatine (7)

20 Herald protected by another messenger (6)

22 Airport used in going from Honolulu to New York! (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Grand theft auto, 9 Thought, 10 Lorelei, 11,12 and 13 Last of the line, 16 Federal, 17 Spouse, 19 Slip-up, 22 Santa Fe, 25 Peak, 26 Utter, 27 Sewn, 30 Condone, 31 Molotov, 32 Cross the border.

Down: 1 Get a life, 2 Aroused, 3 Dogs, 4 Hateful, 5 Filches, 6 Aura, 7 Tallies, 8 Wines, 14 Crypt, 15 Wound, 18 Lean over, 20 Learner, 21 Patient, 22 Steamie, 23 Averted, 24 Space, 28 Boss, 29 Also.