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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/12/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Meet people from the media in person (5,3,5)

10 Dog chewed, we’re told, with lack of energy (9)

11 Book of oil returned separately (5)

12 Arsenal found in Royal Academy? (7)

13 18 stirring up hornets (7)

14 Lard lavishly and cook too long (6)

16 13’s treaty (8)

18 Run at etc, in order to cut down (8)

20 Follow what’s socially acceptable in funds (6)

23 Originally was swapped for one, when 24 found wandering in African city (7)

24 Eyestrain bowman discovered, appearing as riot of colours (7)

26 Circle of friends finding jewels (5)

27 Slopes make for difficult treadings (8)

28 Run away fast as utility companies frequently do (4,2,3,4)

DOWN

2 Stuff like sap has risen unexpectedly (5)

3 Allowance given hint to finish after first salary (7)

4 Most sincere belief conceals ultimate unease (6)

5 Coming out with American poet one got stuck into (8)

6 Lonely after Conservative victory? (4,3)

7 ‘Season(s) Greetings!’ is not what a crocodile cries (4,5)

8 Support not as golden at assembly (1,3,2,5,2)

9 Crazy song and dance (5,3,5)

15 Cryptic clue I fix in time to make clear (9)

17 Hang about to make phone-call on the street (6,2)

19 More annoyed to get on the wrong side of royalty (7)

21 We hear blaze at college is something that binds people together (7)

22 Priest will get to spread the word (6)

 

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