Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 20/07/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Fungus not suitable for vegetarians? (6,8)

9 Material Ken and Anne wove (7)

10 Make the charge easier to bear (7)

11 Red fruit not suitable for vegetarians? (4,6)

12 Think well of Liberal president (4)

14 Call for amount of money before Monday (6)

15 Forced animals to drink that had become thoroughly wet (8)

17 Adherent’s record pile removed (8)

19 Impulsive daredevil (6)

22 Cask placed in front of a fish (4)

23 Making surprise visit by parachute (8,2)

25 They make progress rowing with each other (7)

26 Run a leg over and find grain (7)

27 Typical person entails them devilishly (3,2,3,6)

DOWN

1 Large book on transport (7,7)

2 Ray placed another bun inside wrinkle (7)

3 Pick Ronald to be in charge with computer brain (10)

4 Smallest amounts of skirt on mother (6)

5 Single royalist struggled (8)

6 From Bari galloped to another port! (4)

7 Chris to confuse bird (7)

8 Mutually beneficial three times in newspaper (14)

13 I name custom by worker who’s resident (10)

16 Instrument almost certainly retuned (8)

18 Made notes about song having had wine (7)

20 Go, a clue needs to be rewritten for anorak (7)

21 Culmination of an Italian river, wow (6)

24 One thousand very good warriors (4)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 1 Articles of war, 10 Champagne, 11 Arise, 12 Othello, 13 Tabitha, 14 Macers, 16 Landline, 18 Demoniac, 20 Broken, 23 Twinset, 24 Females, 26 Ovule, 27 Oratorial, 28 Best of friends.

Down: 2 Reach, 3 Impaler, 4 Legion, 5 Spectral, 6 Flatbed, 7 A bit thick, 8 Accommodation, 9 Behave oneself, 15 Comminute, 17 Casts off, 19 Nosiest, 21 Rumpole, 22 Affair, 25 Laird.

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 Alphabetical, 8 Order, 9 Disturbed, 11 Dotcom, 12 Magnetic, 14 Horselaugh, 15 Sham, 18 Upas, 19 Taxidermal, 21 Dipstick, 23 Pseudo, 25 Replenish, 26 Logan, 27 Parking meter.

Down: 1 Auditoria, 2 Pardoned, 3 Aide, 4 East Anglia, 5 Iguana, 6 Abbot, 7 Cold-shoulder, 10 Decimal point, 13 Jamaica Inn, 16 Hamburger, 17 Verselet, 20 Streak, 22 Pippa, 24 Chum.