Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/03/15

19/03/15
19/03/15
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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

19/03/15

19/03/15

1 Get in a queue that never ends as a way of preserving specimens (8)

5 Great organisation on the square gives closure to 14 (6)

10 Makes an official note in very short time (7)

11 Performed in a mournful manner, not having started sherry (7)

12 Relative who’s pleasant when drug has been administered (5)

13 Collapse infests an explosion (9)

14 A protest, we hear, about Taggart over final episode getting high exposure (1,7,6)

17 Most people in Quebec come originally from China and France (6,8)

21 Stop thing that’s being arranged by Ministry of Sound, say (9)

23 He is a bounder concerning special section (5)

24 Statesman, 17, is discourteous in letter from Greece (7)

25 Offers made to former partner liable to follow (7)

26 Taking part made sister pack it in (6)

27 Does Ming get smashed? Just a tiny bit (8)

DOWN

1 Celebrity accepts fashionable state of starvation (6)

2 Run that infuriates football team (7)

3 When aunt’s in charge about article, it’s the genuine article (9)

4 Seeing the police officer is a blonde, sir, I’ll come quietly (3,1,4,3,3)

6 Take on event in suitable way (5)

7 Sound chap hopefully found in one of 18 (4,3)

8 Solo test set out for workmen’s kits (8)

9 Suddenly finding running water that’s now being made available for use (6,2,6)

15 Relinquished high command when sailor gave the order, ignoring Tommy (9)

16 Frequently remarked that Office of Fair Trading was not educated, in short (3-5)

18 Urge prizes to consist of kitchenware (7)

19 Slow, also beforehand in conjunction (7)

20 Is inquisitive about a recession in summer, for example (6)

22 Rows lead to weeping, we hear (5)