Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/03/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Medal I’ve forged to look pretty old (8)

5 Note about cry of pain: ‘You’ve got me there!’ (6)

10 Remit is to arrange what’s less clear (7)

11 Beat feat, we hear, in branch of yoga (7)

12 Ooze with first of summer fruit (5)

13 Mucking about with Equus, perhaps (9)

14 One given to romantic feelings is silent, smitten with a mania (14)

17 Settled clandestinely with a craving close to one’s chest? (6,2,6)

21 Having questionable participation with associate member left in charge of computers (9)

23 It may be consumed in a chow item (5)

24 Len gave rendering of the Gospel (7)

25 Intending to make sense (7)

26 Failed to stand up with anger at caustic wit (6)

27 Trim hose to cope with range of different temperatures (8)

DOWN

1 As sacred word for chanting I’m coming up with ‘flower’ (6)

2 In defiance of French meanness (7)

3 Grand-scale admittance shortly received to focal point (9)

4 Patriarch goes to East Midlands city to meet President (7,7)

6 Animal of very little weight (5)

7 Heart lines seen on leading Italian musician (7)

8 Codes going in two directions on top of vaults (8)

9 Scramble eleven with cricketing target to get moving (4,4,6)

15 Can set and settle in dominant position (9)

16 Organ found at saint’s station in east (8)

18 Batter section of fortification (7)

19 European review of English meteorite (7)

20 Tickled comedian said to be something precious on fairground apparatus (6)

22 Regal elevation of drink (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Get off the ground, 9 Leastwise, 10 Actor, 11 Email, 12 Dignifies, 13 Inlet, 15 Geminates, 17 Subaltern, 19 Decor, 21 Patagonia, 23 Mound, 24 Arena, 25 Impar tial, 26 Hit the headlines.

Down: 1 Galleries, 2 Travail, 3 Fatal, 4 Tried, 5 Energumen, 6 Realigned, 7 Untwist, 8 Dares, 14 Telegraph, 15 Greenwich, 16 Straddles, 18 Butment, 20 Caution, 21 Poach, 22 Al pha, 23 Moral.