Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/08/2015

The Scotsman cryptic crossword, 29/08/2015
The Scotsman cryptic crossword, 29/08/2015
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Geoffrey went round junction to escape (3.3)

4 Did not take the long view (8)

9 It will not pass the acid test (6)

10 President with certain urgency (8)

12 Very long time, beastly time? (7,5)

15 Coming from Bali, bathe when it is fit to be lived in (9)

17 Greeting buffalo having entered (5)

18 Behold state pub (5)

19 Told her about non-drinker inside who had been silenced (9)

20 Unpleasant limpet veered off (4-8)

24 Make notes on mere trifle of jingly verse (8)

25 Briefly dwelling in little house on half hour as Santa Claus might say (2-2-2)

26 Carelessly hit-and-run (8)

27 Back at sea (6)

DOWN

1 Relative who’s imposing with youngster (10)

2 Surprised a footballer had been accepted first (5,5)

3 Wrong river to the south-east (5)

5 Of liberal disposition big in the middle (5-7)

6 Miser can’t upset villain (9)

7 Part of vegetarian’s pudding? (4)

8 Conference on regulated feeding (4)

11 Instruction to straddle the carriageway perhaps near some road works? (3.4,5)

13 Catch be on removable part of skeleton! (10)

14 Passed on after one had passed on (6,4)

16 Put on the box (9)

21 Devout Penny has financial commitments (5)

22 Watering hole lacks nothing in existing circumstances (2,2)

23 Old Indian coin, heads or tails, it’s the same (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Sharpshooter, 9 Analyse, 10 Debacle. 11 Arts. 12 Agony, 13 Runt, 16 Lineout, 17 Lobster, 18 Targets, 21 Bacchic, 23 Fact, 24 Party, 25 Dali, 28 Set fast, 29 Stushis, 30 Rider Haggard.

Down: 2 Hearten, 3 Rays, 4 Sleight, 5 Ordinal, 6 Toby, 7 Racquet, 8 Best practice, 9 A fat lot of use, 14 Dover, 15 Aback, 19 Richter, 20 Starter, 21 Bath spa, 22 Heather, 26 Ward, 27 Hung.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 On the shelf, 7 Prop, 9 One, 10 Pall-bearer, 11 Tuba, 12 Dressing-down, 15 Lawyer, 17 As much as, 18 Broached, 20 Dulcet, 21 Stepdaughter, 24 Lily. 26 Summertime, 27 Eta, 28 Thus, 29 Leathering.

Down: 2 Noah, 3 Holiday camp, 4 Sieve, 5 Eurasia, 6 Forenamed, 7 Pet, 8 Ox-bow lakes, 13 Decelerator, 14 Parrot-fish, 16 Rehearsal, 19 Digamma, 22 Teeth, 23 Omen, 25 Yes.