Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 26/10/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Request that should go down well (6)

4 Booth charge for horse (8)

9 Become agitated as a result of small amount of snow (6)

10 Most of v-shaped sign would, say, be found on pottery (8)

12 To a degree one has been educated (12)

15 Uprooted our flowers without energy, dejected (9)

17 Order in her pigeon (5)

18 Attainable part of the river (5)

19 Shapeless poor ham chopped up in front of us (9)

20 Expert parliamentarian has to assert strongly (5,3,4)

24 Mast they damaged using gemstone (8)

25 Perhaps a grave sign of stress (6)

26 Distressingly poignant in Devon (8)

27 Honest morally-principled person, no GI scheming haphazardly (6)

Down

1 Is it publicised as suitable for pie-making? (4,6)

2 Puts in a request differently as a rider (10)

3 Kid second on TV show (5)

5 Film Montgomery (3,4,5)

6 Small boat, one that’s been anchored with beacon (9)

7 Picture number 101 coming up (4)

8 One barely seen (4)

11 Old French money is included by hospital company in Californian city (3,9)

13 Fluency even on the loch (10)

14 Bad-tempered person’s angry scrap (10)

16 Except grandmother thankfully included (5,4)

21 Measure this French egghead had for MC (5)

22 Insect with snake (4)

23 Lied about store, or only one third of it (4)

Yesterday’s solution: Across: 1 Backdrop, 5 Flaked, 10 Fishnet, 11 Unstrap, 12 Elite, 13 Enteritis, 14 Cross the street, 17 Theatre manager, 21 Courtesan, 23 Habit, 24 Stroked, 25 Lobelia, 26 Paying, 27 Atheists.

Down: 1 Buffer, 2 Cashier, 3 Dinner set, 4 On the other side, 6 Loser, 7 Kirstie, 8 Deposits, 9 Run the gauntlet, 15 Teachable, 16 Stacks up, 18 Equerry, 19 Embalms, 20 Strads, 22 Taken.

Last week’s solution: Across: 1 Carbohydrate, 8 Comic, 9 Televised, 11 Roofer, 12 Bob royal, 14 Effervesce, 15 Snib, 18 Fete, 19 Ivory tower, 21 Vicarage, 23 Invest, 25 Radiation, 26 Rosin, 27 Straightaway.

Down: 1 Come off it, 2 Rocketry, 3 Otto, 4 Yellow card, 5 Revere, 6 Tasty, 7 Scarlet fever, 10 Deliberating, 13 Heavy going, 16 New Jersey, 17 St Andrew, 20 Armada, 22 Cadet, 24 Gnat.

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