Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/05/14

22/05/14
22/05/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Transmit endlessly, in good order, when passing on information (13)

10 Audibly heard that one was given permission (5)

11 Best route prepared for a lady’s maid (9)

12 Grandeur is all very well, up to a point (9)

13 Was it forced into hold-ups (5)

14 Small bird combined start of 24 down and 22 down (7)

16 On balance, stay over at university (7)

18 Fighter in the ring from a gym at a dormant club (7)

20 Passes over some outlying regions (7)

21 A sergeant-major had a right to be well-dressed (5)

23 End up with insect flying all over North America (9)

25 Did crew members take a number up to dance? (9)

26 In a hard winter, got infected with a plant disease (5)

27 Stage hands in place, along with removal men (5-8)

DOWN

2 Give little weight to one harmful gas (5)

3 Negotiated over time, having though about it (9)

4 Is developing a new climbing route (7)

5 When on a holiday trip, in the main, run into a battleship (7)

6 Cast had a short time to get into drag (5)

7 Did a keeper trap bodyguard in court? (9)

8 He has a lot of cases to control in the travel industry (7,6)

9 Poles see masters forced into second valuations (13)

15 Is slow to take sleep-inducing narcotic (9)

17 Transferred soldiers into it, in response (9)

19 Makes allowances for taking stocks on board by Sunday (7)

20 Spread lies on air about one from the eastern Mediterranean (7)

22 Small bird flew past a new moon (5)

24 A boring tool found in a chateau Germans captured (5)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Dogfight, 6 Select, 9 Merlin, 10 Noah’s ark, 11 Wash, 12 Sling, 13 Reed, 14 Round the twist, 17 Trench warfare, 20 Pith, 22 Orris, 24 Data, 25 Bestowal, 26 Tablet, 27 Psycho, 28 Rendered.

Down: 2 Open-air, 3 Full house, 4 Genus, 5 Tennish, 6 Slaughter, 7 Loser, 8 Correct, 15 Doctor Who, 16 Inaudible, 17 Toilets, 18 Warbler, 19 Extreme, 21 Hi-tec, 23 Satin