Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/11/13

27/11/13
27/11/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Kept watch over metal box first being protected (11)

9 Nowadays campaign for confession (9)

10 Some wapiti, gerbil or other animal (5)

11 Spectators’ entry point (4)

12 Great excitement having illness on playing area! (5,5)

14 Run out member during gambol (4)

15 Bloomer or fine-ground maize on the radio (10)

19 Finding fault selecting egg first (3-7)

20 One inside bedsit settled (4)

21 Not a real reptile used for a starter (4,6)

23 Smelly-sounding river (4)

25 Taxi in shelter (5)

27 Oppressively large and spacious grotto round you and me (9)

28 Aroused and angry with rabbit food! (3,5,3)

DOWN

1 Representative – sign a contract (11)

2 Quickly fellow sat out (4)

3 Duo with bike go round for something giving tourist information (9)

4 Canniest lady, not Charlie, no way (5)

5 Tall plant removed from metal pad (4,4)

6 Shadow boxer (3)

7 Unwelcome follower, one is suspended (6-2)

8 Supporter of parade not starting (4)

13 Don with twang now performing for community and university (4,3,4)

16 Tom’s vital statistics? (4,5)

17 Embarrassed and annoyed humanitarian organisation (3,5)

18 Underworld colour is clearly perceptible (8)

21 Small creatures, large number on frozen water (4)

22 Fast coming from terrace, revving up (5)

24 Catch Greek sailor (4)

26 Expression of disgust that’s oddly brash (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Cube root, 9 Audios, 10 Dipole, 11 Catheter, 12 Feta, 13 Trimesters, 15 Sweetly, 17 Bestows, 20 Kansas City, 22 Teas, 24 Nearside, 26 Talbot, 27 Decant, 28 Abetting.

Down: 1 Supine, 2 Detonate, 3 Money talks, 4 Stick it, 5 Cast, 6 Advent, 7 Home brew, 14 Every other, 16 Whatever, 18 Totality, 19 Cinemas, 21 Serial, 23 Amount, 25 Iota.