Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/02/15

25/02/15

25/02/15

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Wednesday’s puzzle

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25/02/15

25/02/15

1 For a very long time until monarch and monk arrive (4,7,4)

9 All of tea, say, with this bread (9)

10 How music is observed? (5)

11 Fibre that sails can be made out of (5)

12 Scytheman troubled sailors (9)

13 Sign indicating where road works usually are -- in front (5)

15 Articulate part of speech by engineer (9)

17 Include directions with direction-finder (9)

19 Stated to be soft-centred and tasty (5)

21 Overdrawn ambassador went down (9)

23 Two couples drinking litre during meal (5)

24 During tremor a grand lady appeared (5)

25 I am with Patrick in charge so outwardly congenial (9)

26 Comfortable and natural in doing something in said TV programme (2,3,6,4)

DOWN

1 Picture of built-up area’s headland (9)

2 Two watches get brief inspection (4-3)

3 Some cracknel leaving mournful sound (5)

4 Traversing Eden you start to be poverty-stricken (5)

5 Delightful shop has 100 debts (9)

6 Outrageously large? (9)

7 Turkish seat (7)

8 Stop working sideways (3-2)

14 From in Paris, monsieur with fever, to go in as political agitator (9)

15 Vision could be an apt sham (9)

16 Cover duck and swallow (9)

18 One who is responsible (7)

20 Condition for six accordingly (7)

21 Right time in retrospect to relax (5)

22 Fellow wanderer came up (5)

23 Fine line bearing natural aptitude (5)

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