Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/10/14

23/10/14
23/10/14
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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

23/10/14

23/10/14

1 Did a feudal ruler capture prime target with a firearm? (7)

5 Encourages nurses to bring up son (7)

9 Shooting up, beginning with new promotion (7)

10 Company acting it out with the French creeper (7)

11 Finding mould in old hut upset boastful fellow (9)

12 Get rid of some paper, as early as possible (5)

13 Support drive by tip-top hospital to add real power to regulations (5)

15 Retire, having had some success with fodder (3,3,3)

16 Space for table needed where firm decisions are made (9)

18 Runs over hail in storms (5)

21 Decline and fall of long recess in church (5)

22 Is working to scale, taking everything into consideration (2,7)

24 Put out a marker for things to be set aside (7)

26 Arranged popular spot (2,5)

27 Dad’s set off, although most unhappy about it (7)

28 Georgia left boy behind in an old vessel (7)

DOWN

1 Garment worn with one-piece suit, at the end (7)

2 Old boy’s remedy may be a bit dubious (7)

3 Not a new fish a man caught in subdues light (5)

4 Plain has very few features for tourists (3,4,2,4,2)

5 Is in favour, at the moment, by living in the present (3,3,4,5)

6 Concession made by soldiers on parade, initially (3)

7 It’s hard to pipe up at final inscription (7)

8 At some stage, happening on track, in Panorama (7)

12 In time, the rap artist had old number (5)

14 Needs to make allowance for Henry on the boundary (5)

16 Takes a chance by putting a couple of trainees into posts (7)

17 Aimed at a high point on first day (7)

19 Gave away a New Testament, in short, to display superiority (7)

20 Has that girl attended an illegal drinking den? (7)

23 Use long line to draw large monkey into the fold (5)

25 Select expert to build a small church (3)