Cryptic crossword – The Scotsman 25/04/2014

25/04/14
25/04/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Theory of formal artistic reportedly struck murals it created (13)

10 Claim back unpaid property of sheriff’s groups in reserve (9)

11 Spread fish oil on road in reverse (5)

12 Does he claim to be a mixed-up fellow? (7)

13 First World embraces success of the most blameless (7)

14 Score less than a hundred? It’s burdensome to miss first place (6)

16 Arithmetic lesson, perhaps, announced sooner or later (8)

18 Given a significant mark in ‘La belle dame sans merci’ (8)

20 Each gives a tart to an engineer (6)

23 Am bosom pal with nimby, for example (7)

24 Bus chap fits out with wheel covers (7)

26 Join iTunes, unfortunately losing original sound (5)

27 Turning down winter insulation (9)

28 This directs an agony into place of torture for some (8,5)

DOWN

2 Head in charge of subject (5)

3 Parvenu to begin at the bottom of university press (7)

4 Voice three times (6)

5 Cabinet material girl they say would meet (8)

6 Diluted mayhem caused by violent diehard (7)

7 Gallery’s accepted by team in America (9)

8 Political leader goes over three miles to see top-level football (7,6)

9 You can do this on voicemail with twig (3,3,7)

15 Raincoat that may be a daring fashion (9)

17 Shorts out dream bus (8)

19 Forgiving that’s not initially contained during Lent (7)

21 I go to British Library, surrounded by pressure to bring out book (7)

22 Beats journalists after beginning to write (6)

25 A liberty one’s taken in being elsewhere (5)