Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/10/14

25/10/14
25/10/14
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Recompense for fighting whilst overdrawn (6)

4 Second step made by fellow astronaut (8)

9 Vegetable expedition drops it (6)

10 Distinct reduction net at first (5-3)

12 Place for current generation (5,7)

15 Rearrange ruffle she ordered (9)

17 I admit to being the possessive type (5)

18 Saw points, Hettie unfortunately dropped one (5)

19 Lady replanted nine trees (9)

20 Curse very hot place used for smelting (5,7)

24 It is designed to give one in the air a lift (8)

25 Coming from Penang in acute pain (6)

26 Spicy dish on top of cooker (8)

27 Money brought back for apple (6)

DOWN

1 Repeat cure in order to recover (10)

2 Where’s Will, reactionary supporter? (4-6)

3 Less common to find arithmetic and English interspersed with the 3 Rs (5)

5 Does painter use it to cut board? (7,5)

6 About 50, being passionate, are noisy! (9)

7 Copy during exam (4)

8 Not much music from piano teacher (4)

11 Pompous person filled garment (7,5)

13 Inside speaking about a symptom (10)

14 Vile ranter becoming unimportant (10)

16 One in France is useful but of no assistance (9)

21 Wash broken reins (5)

22 Cut hag’s eccentricity (4)

23 Regularly fervent with worry (4)