Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/05/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Reveals another sound that goes on and on (11)

9 Shakespearean spirit (5)

10 Din vain goon reproduced during opera (3,8)

11 German in Bury travelling to another town (5)

12 Palm? (4,4)

14 Short meeting about sailor turning politician (8)

15 Sought to upset batsman’s concentration having travelled over the snow (7)

17 Saucer a straggler goes round hospital for (7)

20 Singer giving many a wave (8)

21 I am conforming strictly to convention although unfit (8)

24 Drive off outcast in opposite direction (5)

25 Lacking commonsense having nothing on top? (5-6)

26 During tussle I lamented inclusion of lady (5)

27 State Skye developed into a line of islands! (7,4)

DOWN

2 Bloomer with strings attached (5)

3 Scoundrel’s topless shoe (5)

4 A river in Italy with nice meandering round rocks initially of unicellular glands (8)

5 Attempt to include old play (7)

6 Oligarch moved to Highland village (8)

7 Fiery-headed faction? (6,5)

8 Improvise on the piano perhaps (4,2,2,3)

12 Formal clothes group found in theatre (5,6)

13 Box vividly detailed of long-distance communications (11)

16 Grand old fellow went round field looking for cover (4,4)

18 Being careless stumbles over bricks container (8)

19 Newspaper worker, one producing photographs (7)

22 Wizard place with boat in US mountains (5)

23 Yemen’s potential opponent (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Accompaniment, 10 Broad mind, 11 Cut up, 12 Restage, 13 Axolotl, 14 Excels, 16 Firedamp, 18 Numerate, 20 Pursue, 23 Nearing, 24 Curator, 26 Union, 27 Enunciate, 28 Ready steady go.

Down: 2 Clogs, 3 Oddball, 4 Primer, 5 No dearie, 6 Microbe, 7 Nationals, 8 Aberdeen Angus, 9 Apple pie order, 15 Campanile, 17 Staggers, 19 Reigned, 21 Unraced, 22 Scouse, 25 Twang.