Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/10/14

28/10/14

28/10/14

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Monday’s puzzle

Across

1 Thought about a prisoner having a mould on his first day (12)

8 Working with a 24 down to achieve a period of success (2,1,4)

9 Depending on arrangement of north-east trail (7)

11 Second old house located in central London (4)

12 Did Isabel mess up some conferences? (10)

14 Would a tenant need deposit, right at the end? (6)

15 Suggest 6 down managed to get first degree (4,4)

17 Leave behind a little girl at a building site (8)

19 May be about to preserve the top table, but go back on one’s word (6)

22 Fascination with forbidden fruit, on trial (10)

23 Was top sprinter about to run with an injury? (4)

25 The most unimaginative Secretary of State on time (7)

26 Feeling reaction to the final passage (7)

27 Defend old payment to overseas territory (12)

Down

1 Ploughed into a garden hut after class (7)

2 New-age following could be a gas (4)

3 Join up with leaderless soldiers on 24 down (6)

4 Was prepared, having provided stock to the boss, on paper (8)

5 Would high rating fit some sailors? (4-6)

6 Although making connection, not right to feel delight (7)

7 Study with reliable escort inside, to be united (12)

10 Try to get oyster (not young!) to yield a male hormone (12)

13 Bid farewell to some workers at the last branch (10)

16 Thrilled by one cast, etc, in production (8)

18 Quite like correspondent to be agreeing (7)

20 Attribute blame to an old penman (7)

21 Took back some more lobsters in a small jacket (6)

24 Break down a list of duties (4)

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