Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/04/15

24/04/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

24/04/15

24/04/15

1 Very likely the event is going ahead with contents of pack (3,2,3,5)

10 Bounder getting breakfast that’s even worse than curate’s (6,3)

11 Bit of steak and kidney, perhaps, given by church (5)

12 Next CIA move proves to be clumsy (7)

13 Engineers assume indefinitely expansive substances to be oils (7)

14 The ace reincarnation of fertility goddess (6)

16 Fashionable position, for example (8)

18 Home of monks has microwave amplifier in place (8)

20 Second drink taken by metal worker (6)

23 In among stands of trees, first lover goes down on his knees (7)

24 Be fitted into the same slots to become cool (7)

26 Mouth that, with children, leads to belly (5)

27 As Bond prefers his martini in peace and quiet, perhaps (9)

28 Credit any date as possibly even more likely than 1! (4,9)

DOWN

2 it’s up to the tenth part (5)

3 Exaggerate the part of TV detective in fall (7)

4 Something special your leader followed with international agreement (6)

5 Taking on new staff who’s rather sweet (8)

6 Alms pet distributed as wide as possible (7)

7 Doctor with boundless zest performs song of bandages etc (9)

8 Bill Oddie, for example organised trio shooting about love (13)

9 Leaves alone before US sitcom, saying “We can kiss and make up” (4,2,7)

15 Convenient convenience or concealment for naval officer (9)

17 Some media you’re said to put under duress (8)

19 Tar weds another member of ship’s company (7)

21 Who’d make statement on one Northern Ireland escaper? (7)

22 Snubbed situation that included minimal accommodation (6)

25 Destroyed bridges, perhaps, when time was up on waterway (5)

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