Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman (26/09/14)

26/09/14

26/09/14

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Friday’s puzzle

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26/09/14

26/09/14

8 Parable in which everyone on earth ends up bloody (8)

9 Manipulate course in westerly direction (6)

10 Take voyage with bands of sailors, I hear (6)

11 Cite return to road _ it’s pitiful (8)

12 Arrange to go back to this man (4)

13 Abscond to enter marathon, perhaps (2,2,3,3)

15 Possibly clasp it when it’s flexible (7)

17 Beat initial egg into froth (7)

20 How Humpty Dumpty fell out of the way (3,3,4)

22 Pass fish (4)

24 Has information verbally on joint with rapid descent (8)

26 Undergo thick cloak for something dark and grotesque (6)

27 Recent attack on those in compromising position (6)

28 I lent car in exchange for musical instrument (8)

DOWN

1 Previous solution out to get wine (6)

2 Dodges I’m planning for hyped-up heroes (8)

3 Dear girl in uniform shows where to find bees (10)

4 Tommy’s first person to suffer from signs of sickness (7)

5 Slap up instrument of punishment that’s endless (4)

6 Be part and parcel of where we are now (6)

7 Latitude means width or _ to put it another way _ height (8)

14 The old record Scotsman produced for divinity scholar (10)

16 It’s not right to not undertake surplus food (8)

18 No room to spare in well-oiled frenzy (5,3)

19 I leave nice glen beginning to find chemical bond (7)

21 Score one less than this (6)

23 Ribbed about having greased palm (6)

25 I have son who’s a composer (4)

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