Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/04/14

30/04/14

30/04/14

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Solution 29/04/14

Solution 29/04/14

1 Total failure, certainly not a quick profit (4,4)

5 It doesn’t sound as if one is able to get the bird (6)

10 Cooked plaice’s highly regarded (7)

11 Sketch becoming attractive (7)

12 Russian edict sounds like Britain’s (5)

13 Creel she’s repairing while it is gloomy (9)

14 Being dismissed for taking drink (7,3,4)

17 Mighty meal? (5,9)

21 Colour of the sky at Cambridge? (5,4)

23 Jane put one in nest (5)

24 Gold and diamonds provided inside opening (7)

25 Boy getting back had not been honest, wasted time (7)

26 Time Trish designed garment (1-5)

27 What is difference between imports and exports? (5,3)

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1 American goes after record in Olympics (6)

2 Film one engineer going over gallery (7)

3 Red cheese from sheep (9)

4 Restrained one’s feelings about magical florescent doll (4-10)

6 Delighted to be broadcasting (2,3)

7 Fancy having chopped ham and rice (7)

8 Harry having a Japanese drink, port! (8)

9 Coming dates (6,8)

15 Faint in the end having been deprived of strength (9)

16 Explain period on strike (5,3)

18 Playful desire to include a horse (7)

19 Typing! (7)

20 Inside brothel, duped and delayed (4,2)

22 Writer, not West, turned judge (5)

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