Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 19/10/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Travelling, try Beach Road to find energy source (12)

8 Universal pointless strip? (5)

9 Sent pictures via the tube (9)

11 Rex rings judge retrieving one working ahead (6)

12 Robert, Royston and Alan ring it on ten bells (3,5)

14` Talk vivaciously, bubble and hiss (10)

15 Catch rubbish containers on the way back (4)

18 Inevitability, so it is said, for fundraising garden party (4)

19 Vote I worry about in place of retreat from the real world (5,5)

21 Serviceman’s home (8)

23 Put money inside underwear (6)

25 Ten appearing in new radiant energy transmitted (9)

26 Moving inshore he left substance used in making varnish (5)

27 One direct route goes round immediately (12)

DOWN

1 Don’t be ridiculous, get down from your high horse (4,3,2)

2 Study of fireworks or salad plants? (8)

3 German man getting up unchanged (4)

4 Chicken-hearted eccentric received official warning (6,4)

5 Venerate US patriot (6)

6 Appetising savoury (5)

7 Colourful state of excitement, it’s contagious (7,5)

10 Thinking about imprisoning (12)

13 Difficult to understand state of the course (5,5)

16 Latest clothing in a state (3,6)

17 Trend was bothering disciple (2,6)

20 A jolly lady’s boats were Spanish (6)

22 Accountant Edward brought up trainee (5)

24 Some benign attack from bloodsucker (4)

Yesterday’s solution: Across: 1 Capsize, 5 Samosas, 9 Potshot, 10 Retinue, 11 Tolerance, 12 Moped, 13 Liard, 15 Suppliers, 16 Set up test, 18 Homes, 21 Drift, 22 Rheumatic, 24 Come too, 26 Strange, 27 Redcoat, 28 No sweat.

Down: 1 Capital, 2 Patella, 3 Ichor, 4 Eat one’s heart out, 5 Sir Les Patterson, 6 Mat, 7 Synapse, 8 Speedos, 12 Mulch, 14 Depot, 16 Sidecar, 17 Trimmed, 19 Matinee, 20 Sickest, 23 Mores, 25 Tho.

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Sobranje, 5 Warm up, 10 Minicab, 11 Aquaria, 12 Iceni, 13 Fattening, 14 Run for one’s life, 17 Preux chevalier, 21 Cock robin, 23 My eye, 24 Railway, 25 Gin-

fizz, 26 Legend, 27 Creative.

Down: 1 Summit, 2 Bandeau, 3 Arctic fox, 4 Jobs for the boys, 6 Amuse, 7 Martini, 8 Playgoer, 9 Salt and vinegar, 15 Salamanca, 16 Spectral, 18 Etching, 19 Emeriti, 20 Teazle, 22 Rowan.

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