Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/10/14

31/10/14
31/10/14
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

31/10/14

31/10/14

1 Part of academic year spent in America is the end (8)

5 Churchman opened Bible independent retail outlet (6)

10 American guy stood in front of unopened flower (7)

11 Textile worker using fishing gear (7)

12 Council offers back order of essential acid (5)

13 Study clothes in order to look at the matter again (9)

14 Pat the brewery’s horse, perhaps, but sense rejection (4,3,7)

17 You’ve chosen Scotch – you’re showing the right attitude! (5,3,6)

21 When things are going well find oneself overdrawn on paper (4,5)

23 Bear boy dressed in dandy style (5)

24 For example, the thing (7)

25 Choose one calendar for seeing (7)

26 Original talker is not at odds covering shows, for example (6)

27 Rented out again for free (8)

DOWN

1 Plant economy (6)

2 Lovers get together at last minute to make decision (7)

3 I see climb as designed for morons (9)

4 Swear when digit is up for auction? (5,3,6)

6 Old saga recounted in endless dailies (5)

7 Henges brought down by gravity could be scrambled (4,3)

8 Pest found where airborne regiment is stationed? (8)

9 Harass one’s data terribly, being pitiless (2,4,2,1,5)

15 A lost rite performed by philosopher (9)

16 What has animal consumed? Nothing at first – must be inactive (8)

18 Saint nailed to a stake for being missionary (7)

19 They might refer to cubes, in cubes (7)

20 A hundred Young Conservatives became leaders when they got on their bikes (6)

22 Unspoken diplomacy I’m engaged in (5)