Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/03/15

27/03/15

27/03/15

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Friday’s puzzle

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27/03/15

27/03/15

1 Son to close first letter on job to joker, saying perhaps: ‘Wish you were here’ (4,1,8)

10 Nearly everyone is on platforms etc, jumping (9)

11 I lose out in rant about buying and selling (5)

12 Carried out two-thirds of studies with resentment (7)

13 Madrid team’s public relations offer nothing to one who genuinely knows what he’s doing (4,3)

14 Stickler for correctness panted feverishly ... (6)

16 ... and resigned over new modeling (8)

18 Dine with bile? It’s revolting – impossible to eat! (8)

20 Poetically this country’s coast I created (6)

23 Goes into mourning for top goal-scorer, we hear (7)

24 Lists of things to be done include finish to be put on inside of cookers (7)

26 Favoured group toss: tails (1-4)

27 Have a beer at the National Theatre embraced by wine-producer and anonymous well-wisher (9)

28 It’s thoughtless to use containerised transport (13)

DOWN

1 Is it hell on earth being here in Aberdeenshire? (5)

3 Doctor took a few words of encouragement from armed soldier (7)

4 Earlier hostel was a religious establishment (6)

5 Solar warmth dehydrates various things (7)

6 Small dwelling is just too much in confinement (7)

7 Be rewarded over period and put in post again (9)

8 A well-built boy ’olds gin, rolling perhaps, and happy (1,9,3)

9 ‘Rosey, come back – the phone keeps on ringing out and I need an unequivocal reply’ (3,2,2,6)

15 Council in charge when Scotsman became nutritionist (9)

17 TNT or RDX formerly P or D, say (8)

19 Almost solicit or reject something from a test-tube (2,5)

21 Spots in vehicle an erstwhile domestic (7)

22 Boy was at the front when it came to soup, say, being doled out (6)

25 The Continental type causes break-up underneath the edge of Iceland (5)

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