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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/11/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Edging in front at post with Apple, first generation (7)

5 What cockney mugger said in Hampshire town? (7)

9 Rushes to look at book, we hear, before it’s time to sleep (7)

10 Slows down frenetic traders (7)

11 Molds went wobbly in nuclear disasters (9)

12 Body part to make faint sound during illness (5)

13 One who eats and where he may do it (5)

15 In it, one met supporter at the beginning (9)

16 Keep greedy person confined to the house for a day exactly like yesterday (9)

18 The overweight get into them (5)

21 Nick from best Ealing comedy (5)

22 Frightened if I come in scratched (9)

24 Dish made with root — it’s mashed (7)

26 The ship has sailed and a couple are reported dead (3,4)

27 Ply each trip at a bargain price (7)

28 Artists class arranged for trouble-makers (7)

DOWN

1 Unfinished funeral rite seen in the middle of Egyptian tomb (7)

2 Make early arrangement for homework left with a note first (7)

3 Having achieved power, chum is ready to flower (2,3)

4 Fail academic subject but become famous (2,4,2,7)

5 Need to do the ironing is urgent (1,8,6)

6 Leads direction of travel to point (3)

7 Almost simulated by computer (7)

8 Flower found by Rosalind, perhaps, on auction site (7)

12 It isn’t said as a slur (5)

14 Prime nutrient is real content of kidneys (5)

16 Perhaps oxygen catch doesn’t end in the stomach (7)

17 Act as superintendent abroad, we hear (7)

19 It’s all right in Scotland away from Japanese islands (7)

20 Defend lesson whose contents are unlimited (7)

23 Charismatic figures in charge of performing on Sunday (5)

25 Put up with ram (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Draw level with, 10 Flare, 11 Anecdotal, 12 Entreated, 13 Needy, 14 Victory, 16 Dragoon, 18 Surgeon, 20 Fig-leaf, 21 Extra, 23 Cantabile, 25 Cakeholes, 26 Award, 27 Fringe benefit.

Down: 2 Roast, 3 Woebegone, 4 Exactly, 5 Emended, 6 Widen, 7 Title role, 8 Effervescence, 9 Playing fields, 15 Caretaker, 17 Aggravate, 19 Nacelle, 20 Finesse, 22 Ashen, 24 Ima ri.

 
 
 

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