Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/11/13

26/11/13
26/11/13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Putting a sugar lump on a carrot may get two out of eight, for example (4,4)

9 Sound recordings supplied to the French by Spanish god (6)

10 Aerial may give out when receiving internet protocol (6)

11 Make arrangements for the insertion of tube (8)

12 It’s a difficult feat to make cheese (4)

13 Periods of pregnancy in which to cut down on odours of fruit etc (10)

15 Wesley worked on original theology with benevolence (7)

17 Gives the cream that is due, we hear (7)

20 Yank’s cat is lost in the heart of America (6,4)

22 Western state extracts unknown factor from drinks (4)

24 Raise end carelessly where passengers get out (8)

26 Classic car reported to become huge automaton (6)

27 Pour out high voice from which initial sound is missing (6)

28 When gnat bite upsets, be encouraging (8)

DOWN

1 How do they eat in the east? Lying down (6)

2 Set off a bomb at private meeting about public school (8)

3 Finance conference where wealth cuts ice (5,5)

4 Be patient enough to switch on computers (5,2)

5 Players throw (4)

6 Said to increase air intake at church festival (6)

7 Elderberry wine, perhaps, produced by Israelite adopting sacred chant (4,4)

14 All the rest – or half of them (5,5)

16 Teens’ verbal shrug is the thing, always (8)

18 The whole lot of volunteers set fire to miniature housing (8)

19 Picture houses in which fettucine masterclass takes place (7)

21 Soap to eat at breakfast, we hear (6)

23 Sum paid for a horse? (6)

25 Crop total flora and fauna a tiny bit (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Droops, 4 Agitated, 9 Anthem, 10 Listless, 12 Rumba, 13 Competing, 14 Barrier, 15 Race, 19 Agar, 21 Startle, 24 Endurance, 26 Plate, 27 Heirloom, 28 Go into, 29 Reticent, 30 Asides.

Down: 1 Diatribe, 2 Outsmart, 3 Preparing, 5 Glimmer, 6 Title, 7 Thesis, 8 Design, 11 Scar, 16 Champions, 17 Strained, 18 Generous, 20 Rundown, 21 Step, 22 Tether, 23 Addict, 25 Relic.