Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/01/15

Friday's puzzle.
Friday's puzzle.
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Friday’s puzzle....

ACROSS

1 California painting that’s said to be exciting news in Peeblesshire paper? (1,6,6)

10 Dad’s Army lad taken on the strength – it’s as plain as the nose on your face! (9)

11 Put an end to first complete comfort (5)

12 True sea is stormy and bleak (7)

13 Are endlessly surly, confused and weird (7)

14 Place to find the original greedy insect (6)

16 Newspaper report is finished in imprisonment (8)

18 I got scan to treat doubting (7)

20 Agent goes in bus on return journey – it’s great! (6)

23 Concerned with being weary, went to bed (7)

24 Sidecar I bought to transport reindeer (8)

26 Not so black as to deliberately spoil the chances of aristocrat (5)

27 Florin Ian laid out for Dutch couple in painting (9)

28 Receive text and understand what’s implied (3,3,7)

DOWN

2 Scholar takes pet hawk and puts in the oven (5)

3 Gets round request for seals (7)

4 Lean over me wrapped in hard shiny coat (6)

5 Military police taking drug frequently embraced with tender feelings (4,4)

6 Herbage that is removed in lieu over chalk giant (7)

7 Astronautical competition joined by alien tribe? (5,4)

8 Painter’s maid possessed this proof of a princess, royal king and marriage symbol (1,5,7)

9 Time bet all out, unfortunately – I’ve had exactly the same experience (4,2,5,2)

15 Policeman painter? (9)

17 Walk to Buckingham Palace with aviary (8)

19 Tie back under breaking waves when there’s too much (7)

21 Lays out international ceremonial car (7)

22 Candlestick found at old home of Scottish kinds where Charlie resided (6)

25 Arrive with finery when switching sides (5)

Thursday’s solution:

BRICKBAT~STIFLE

R~N~N~M~~~R~L~X

ASCRIBED~DECAMP

N~A~F~N~A~A~T~O

DISTENDED~DUMPS

S~E~~~~~V~M~A~U

~~~STARVE~INTER

S~O~O~E~N~L~E~E

HOVER~BOTTLE~~~

A~E~M~A~~~~~A~O

DIRGE~TAKESOVER

O~H~N~E~O~I~A~E

WREATH~TANGLING

E~A~E~~~L~H~L~O

DERIDE~PASSESON