Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 19/07/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Forces conduct rules what’s sent back by front-line correspondent (8,2,3)

10 Bubbly but giving excuse for swinging the lead, we hear (9)

11 Come up to get more money (5)

12 Before greeting, return to Moor (7)

13 Hit a bat to shift a cat, perhaps (7)

14 Scream vigorously for court officials (6)

16 Catch fish with part of tackle which is not mobile (8)

18 Possessed main code to be deciphered (8)

20 Brother Kenneth is utterly destroyed (6)

23 To initially take six games at tennis with matched tops (7)

24 Ma feels transformed by those of her own sex (7)

26 Little egg of duck - very first you’ll hear of (5)

27 Oral about a Conservative reported, concerning public speaking (9)

28 Bosom pals share beds if sent for (4,2,7)

DOWN

2 It’s right that everyone should make an effort (5)

3 I admit to being not as dark as Vlad (7)

4 Many a limb one stands on (6)

5 Spooky way to distribute parcels around junction (8)

6 Temporary 8, perhaps, found in open truck (7)

7 How wide is computer unit? That’s just too much (1,3,5)

8 Putting up with performance round chamber pot chair, almost (13)

9 Act well, act naturally, about shaving first shave (6,7)

15 Travel to work, at home in between - it could break things up (9)

17 Finishes knitting and puts away (5,3)

19 Installed in casino, siesta suits the most curious (7)

21 Barrister character played by odd staff (7)

22 A very loud song at event (6)

25 Highland chief lives in den by day (5)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 1 Represent, 8 Catch, 9 Theatre, 10 Modicum, 11 Dream,12 Underpins, 13 Get it, 14 Intercede, 17 Tiredness, 19 Rigid, 21 Enumerate, 24 Truce, 26 Initial, 27 Ennoble, 28 Greet, 29 Testament.

Down: 1 Rated, 2 Present, 3 Estimated, 4 Executive, 5 Timid, 6 Ce dar, 7 Tactile, 8 Homestead, 13 Gathering, 15 Tasteless, 16 Ruritania, 18 Routine, 20 Grumble, 22 Exist, 23 Allot, 25 Event.

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