Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/06/14

Cryptic crossword
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HERE is Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Minor humiliation when there’s a small fall in price (3,2,1,8)

9. Plaice replaced with name of another fish (7)

10. About noon, cad says he’s unable to perform (2,3,2)

11. Tending to prove miraculous divine tale (10)

12. Port getting round prohibition (4)

14. Said team from Plymouth is in 12 across area (6)

15. Amphibian, male, Rex found in the gloom (8)

17. Medico loses nothing in eastern belief (8)

19. Manitou peered through false hair (6)

22. Prize fruit (4)

23. Windstorm puts a tower in danger (10)

25. Arrange to settle matters (7)

26. French cat by water at castle (7)

27. Ordinary mode of transport for one in London? (7,7)

DOWN

1. Items used in seaside digs (6,3,5)

2. Excellent sauce (7)

3. Llamas fare badly although there’s no danger with this warning (5,5)

4. An outwardly ingenious king (6)

5. Before you and me madman rewrites writ (8)

6. Fellow in melodic key (4)

7. Bairn we removed from bistro (4,3)

8. Being very successful leaving with large armaments (5,5,4)

13. Mark of the murderer? (10)

16. Misbehaving American private (2,6)

18. Advice from committee as reported (7)

20. Saying name of dog held by lead (7)

21. Call back again (2-4)

24. The course in which one might get into difficulties (4)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1 Obscure motive, 10 Tentacles, 11 Eagle, 12 Plotter, 13 Hassled, 14 Ostend, 16 Sardinia, 18 Tangible, 20 Accent, 23 Elegant, 24 Fainter, 26 Alive, 27 Hailstone, 28 Sent a reminder.Down: 2 Banjo, 3 Chasten, 4 Rulers, 5 Masthead, 6 Tressed, 7 Vigilante, 8 Steps on the gas, 9 Dead batteries, 15 Tenderise, 17 Fletcher, 19 Inanest, 21 Crimson, 22 Affirm, 25 Those.