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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/11/12

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Choose to tell the truth, allowing one to catch up (4,5,4)

10 Signal using direct light (5)

11 Informal evidence can lead to disruption (9)

12 Requested negotiation by Europe, in the end (9)

13 Poor runner came back into the city (5)

14 Did boy try to end up with the upper hand? (7)

16 Force trooper to ride roughshod over others (7)

18 Find power boost working for operator (7)

20 One gaffe left out to hide embarrassing fact (3-4)

21 Surcharge taken from the next race (5)

23 Common saying can have a series of flowing notes (9)

25 Lee had a shock creating some openings, commonly (9)

26 Premium payment for a body of guards (5)

27 Informal festival profit can supplement one’s income (6,7)

DOWN

2 Criticise run round a small track, initially ... (5)

3 ... and we beg one to get round, making one wretched (9)

4 Absolutely on the nail. Quite so (7)

5 Cleaned up when finished with me (7)

6 May have to spread out, with one having to study (5)

7 Little ore ground up to get top spot, at some stage (5,4)

8 Bubbling over with high spirits (13)

9 Perform in good areas, like recreation grounds (7,6)

15 Accept responsibility, at first to get right supervisor (9)

17 Would it bother Hector to pour oil on the flames? (9)

19 Is able to come back with her in French car (7)

20 Manoeuvre splendid ship, at the stern (7)

22 Very pale girl entered a new surrounding (5)

24 In an auction, claim a rich type of porcelain (5)

Across: 1 Battlefield, 9 Signalman, 10 Homer, 11 Rita, 12 Ineligible, 14 None, 15 Restrained, 19 Enamelling, 20 Dhow, 21 Bed of nails, 23 Alas, 25 Miser, 27 Redhanded, 28 Throw a party.

Down: 1 Bog standard, 2 Toad, 3 Lemon peel, 4 Final, 5 Echogram, 6 Dam, 7 Estrange, 8 Brae, 13 Bank holiday, 16 Tangled up, 17 Downside, 18 Seafarer, 21 Bump, 22 Arrow, 24 Fair, 26 Sit.

 

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