Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 28/06/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Gave Aesop his turn to introduce one of Socrates’ opponents (7)

5 Nurtures involvement with forests (7)

9 Twin cats (7)

10 What cow has eaten forms a solid mass in clubs (7)

11 Tips up open jars (9)

12 Tell tales about cheeky talk in church (5)

13 Furnish with online joke (5)

15 Meets with drug at roadsides (9)

16 Could possibly be slide if result in doubt (9)

18 Poke about, finding early juniper on hill in South Africa (5)

21 Sound appliance found initially deficient enough to get one’s goat (5)

22 Complicated procedure involving horse and carriage with old lady on horse (9)

24 An action at 17 is happening (7)

26 Representative list, they say, is full (7)

27 Most far-reaching irritant on Scottish river (7)

28 Get another helping in very short order (7)

DOWN

1 Style so poor as to result in heart contraction (7)

2 Present dish to the French in high place (7)

3 Writer’s shown up in it — how clumsy! (5)

4 Reunion with higher spirit etc in TV show (3,5,2,5)

5 First faithless deed on beach bears fruit sadly sure to produce hard evidence (5,3,7)

6 Announced I would leave, being miserable (3)

7 Still in one sharp key at nightfall (7)

8 The way things work is extremely sturdy when on supports (7)

12 Hold up payment in America (5)

14 Show mercy and embrace central creed with devoutness (5)

16 Sound appliance found initially excellent in situation offering no sound at all (5-3)

17 Insures possibility of proverbially certain event (7)

19 Heard to be in favour of young people getting body-building food (7)

20 Cricket teams missing the end of tea-break (7)

23 Cut into a spicy jelly (5)

25 Unoriginally used in vague commendation of diamonds (3)

Thursday’s solution:

Across: 1 Lending library, 9 Trapper, 10 Trieste, 11 Heaven-sent, 12 Edge, 14 Shared, 15 Slimmest, 17 Donation, 19 Sample, 22 Duty, 23 Boardrooms, 25 Wraiths, 26 Itemise, 27 Petrol stations.

Down: 1 Let the side down, 2 Niagara, 3 Implements, 4 Garish, 5 Intently, 6 Raid, 7 Residue, 8 Relentlessness, 13 Impairment, 16 Colossal, 18 Nutcase, 20 Proviso, 21 Artist, 224 Star.

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