Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/12/13

27/12/13

27/12/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Clubbing for young, perhaps, will guarantee an unhappy end (4,4)

5 Put paid to plan for countryman to go to church (6)

10 Clothe financial adviser in coat of valuable material to keep him happy (7)

11 Communications that give information to past lovers, we hear (7)

12 City said to be at the forefront (5)

13 Sending out naive team to be slaughtered (9)

14 One in charge of lands is keen to include senior politician (7,7)

17 Store Baftas carelessly before crowd goes completely barmy (2,4,2,1,5)

21 Deserve hearing that will be sharp (4,5)

23 Spring to head off animal (5)

24 Disturb heart of kinder angels (7)

25 Tools with which to attack can address first performers (7)

26 Signallers showing film backwards makes attractive viewing (6)

27 He dwells in cultivated taste and primary elegance (8)

DOWN

1 Flower parts provide slap-up extreme eats (6)

2 A US-made reunion film (7)

3 Signals sent to Welshman at pole (9)

4 Buster Keaton film thought to give rough impression (3,7,4)

6 Wine store is not the right place for temple sanctuary (5)

7 When on duty, two eyes are said to be no good for taking plane down runway (7)

8 Shyer lot are trashed at inn (8)

9 I intended no alternative (2,3,5,2,2)

15 Very slim bearer of feathers found in bird’s home (9)

16 Head Scot repositioned battery terminals (8)

18 Varied revised version (7)

19 Honest because of religious education (7)

20 Write and observe elevated reflection (6)

22 Italian film producer who became pope when extremely loud (5)

Thursday’s Solution

Across: 1 Propensities, 8 Holst, 9 Dredges up, 11 Metric, 12 Attender, 14 Incoherent, 15 Veto, 18 Nile, 19 Patriotism, 21 Hardship, 23 Ration, 25 Primaries, 26 Irate, 27 Belligerence.

Down: 1 Political, 2 Outright, 3 Eddy, 4 Sweeteners, 5 Tagged, 6 Eased, 7 Championship, 10 Performance, 13 Organising, 16 Eliminate, 17 Vocation, 20 Israel, 22 Raise, 24 User.

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