Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 21/08/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 How Trappists feel pain without making a noise? (6,2,7)

9 Old boy with priest displaying signs (5)

10 Doubt about faith in the infernal world! (9)

11 Lately tore round with table on wheels (3,7)

12 Some corn perhaps elephants consumed (4)

14 Telling sailor to include the Spanish (8)

16 Of sound Chopin manipulated (6)

18 Now, after 30 seconds, there’s small fish (6)

19 Press men in Chinatown (8)

21 Device that is eye-catching (4)

22 Equestrian pastime that’s one’s favourite obsession (5-5)

25 Lady I threaten bewildered (9)

26 Slip and fall missing pass (5)

27 It’s attraction is always maintained (9,6)

DOWN

1 Speak hastily having gun well below eye level (5,4,3,3)

2 Lady fared badly (5)

3 Leaving country for the east? Not necessarily (10)

4 Not making much effort during party in period before Easter (8)

5 Way partly easy stemming the flow (6)

6 Vegetable, man has kilo (4)

7 Tool used to launch pin that’s out of place (4,5)

8 Voters’ liberation (15)

13 Beast’s sudden short fever in the country (10)

15 One of the gentry left Andrew on manoeuvres (9)

17 Bette has confusing sign of evil (3,5)

20 Preserve liquid container (6)

23 Mature in Rhode Island enclosure (5)

24 Diana accompanies Virginia who’s a prima donna (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Postcode, 5 A stamp, 9 Coverage, 10 Bikini, 12 Resort, 13 Theft, 16 Bestir, 17 Gazpacho, 20 Galsnost, 21 Statue, 23 Idled, 25 Daemon, 28 Hook-up, 29 Lacerate, 30 Nudity, 31 Newspeak.

Down: 1 Pict, 2 Save, 3 Cartesian, 4 Dogfox, 6 Shift, 7 and 8 A licence to print money, 11 Steam, 14 and 15 A big fish in a small pond, 18 Patroness, 19 Aside, 22 Sedate, 24 Daunt, 26 Made, 27 Peek.

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