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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman, 20/10/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 How air-conditioning may vacillate (4,3,3,4)

9 Angela’s cooking some Italian food (7)

10 Indian to make a stab at word game first, I concluded (7)

11 Being more important than six balls on a horse (10)

12 In the haze Alexander had enthusiasm (4)

14 Drug inside a medal has existed for a long time (3-3)

15 Project voice on the other side to defeat opponent (5,3)

17 Going round river basin, initially rescue abandoned dog (8)

19 Decisive moment at highest point (6)

22 Sleet starts at present before turning to 24 down? (4)

23 Refreshing hole of course (10)

25 Chattel turned out to be old shoe fastening (7)

26 It is used instrumentally by cowherd (7)

27 Check angry testimonial (5-9)

DOWN

1 Meatballs Carol cooked in large residence (8,6)

2 Vulgar old boy has part of play (7)

3 Loftier turn inside by plunging spendthrift (4-6)

4 Like a rough cloth, flowery! (6)

5 One pen thereabouts hiding plant (8)

6 Is unable to produce jargon (4)

7 Plain dweller, pupil, a loner floundering (7)

8 William from old money produced document (4,2,8)

13 Footballer who doesn’t let go of his objective (10)

16 More curious question in a true fashion (8)

18 Early caller found nothing in duty-list (7)

20 Scotsman before long on the blower (7)

21 Last month a couple of fellows had coffee (6)

24 One of these hits out (4)

 

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