Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 24/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Coast to coast race? (5-7,3)

9 Opposed to a profit by the way (7)

10 Monk returned one with small amount (7)

11 Part of car park lent to eccentric (6,4)

12 Lady to be second twice (4)

14 Periods of ten years and month Annie developed (8)

15 Many increases in times of great danger (6)

17 Spring crafty individual heard (6)

18 Demon, his indisposition is extremely cruel (8)

21 See inside joint (4)

22 One coming before messenger with warning first (10)

24 Escort Kate removing old hat (4,3)

25 Where it is cold, one has inclination to do some tobogganing (3,4)

26 Star chaser who is not an astronomer (9-6)

Down

1 Left having pitched tents outside that had been held firmly (7)

2 Sportingly engaged in an awkward situation (2,1,6,6)

3 Surprisingly unsure with long seat (10)

4 Without stripping partly overcome (8)

5 Giving title to an upturned vase (6)

6 Discourteous dunderhead came in to say sorry (4)

7 Very clever person baffled by stickier contest (6,9)

8 Retribution from northeast Middle Eastern half-sister (7)

13 Trickily outrun Eva following a decorative style (3,7)

16 Be in the company of and learn to accept something unpleasant (4,4)

17 US girl with a Spanish aunt in old region of Asia Minor (7)

19 One who takes obstacles in his stride (7)

20 Not in favour of study on retrograde art (6)

23 Spike loses his right when there’s a bad smell (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 8 and 9 Carriage return, 10 Bandit, 11 The bride, 12 Dame, 13 Illiterate, 15 Ecotype, 17 Keycard, 20 Redcurrant, 22 Mite, 24 Atypical, 26 Proles, 27 Orient, 28 Wheatear.

Down: 1 Banana, 2 Gradient, 3 Day tripper, 4 Gentile, 5 Urge, 6 Storer, 7 Predator, 14 The steppes, 16 and 18 Creature comforts, 19 Mallows, 21 Copier, 23 Toerag, 25 Cats.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Caledonian Canal, 9 Run over, 10 Deistic, 11 Catarrh, 12 One-star, 13 Achilles’ tendon, 15 Self-importance, 21 Enchain, 22 Brenner, 23 Tangier, 24 Onwards, 25 Second honeymoon.

Down: 1 Curacy, 2 Lunatic, 3 Diversification, 4 Narwhal, 5 Arduous, 6 Chinese takeaway, 7 Notated, 8 La Coruna, 14 Asbestos, 16 Laconic, 17 Penarth, 18 Rub down, 19 Con brio, 20 Prison.

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