Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 28/02/15

28/02/15

28/02/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

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28/02/15

28/02/15

1 One of the shooting-party retiring is frightened of weapons (3-3)

4 Having room but exclude part of keyboard (5,3)

9 A second irrational quantity is ludicrous (6)

10 Haggard permitted to take glove (8)

12 Competing at athletics with a chance of winning (2,3,7)

15 True, a cent can be exchanged, it can be said (9)

17 River horse was heard (5)

18 It’s a girl or I am mistaken (5)

19 Nothing repeatedly to measure with this river gauge (9)

20 Hurry, put one’s foot down with article definitely lighter (4,2,3,3)

24 Seducer found harlot dancing before ten (8)

25 One turn by the Parisian in the republic (6)

26 Pickle one time found in the sea (8)

27 Web of lies? (6)

DOWN

1 Affable myself giving mild expression of surprise (8,2)

2 Like dogs in a traffic jam? (4,2,4)

3 Herod’s disorderly mob (5)

5 Being candid and outspoken even before trading (5-7)

6 Large number playing a French instrument, it’s a puzzle (9)

7 Run a bar (4)

8 Rubbish placed on a roster (4)

11 Critical to avoid going straight here (7,5)

13 Study label with debts that are liable to spread (10)

14 Pansy finds the seas are rough (10)

16 Choo-choo that’s off the rails? (4,5)

21 Language in North India (5)

22 Lean diet (4)

23 Teacher has time in prison (4)

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