Quick crossword - Scotland on Sunday 10/11/13

10/11/13

10/11/13

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This week’s puzzle...

ACROSS

3 & 15 Down Old politician outwitting that great charmer (8,8)

8 & 25 Across Arrogance evident in those who wave their arms in the air? (4-10)

9 Petitions to take in to the gateways (10)

10 & 23 Down Out of line, but not an old singer (4,5)

11 One who was terrible at ruling! (4)

13 Faithful to Myrna, joining the little fellow (5)

17 True individual’s held in extremes of heat (6)

18 Father’s weapon? (3,3)

19 Posh gents removing double points from sweets (5)

22 Guided away from erudite barman (4)

24 Scottish community going from one direction to another (4)

25 See 8 Across

26 I leave wise bird (4)

27 Showed mercy with fast time in a rush (8)

DOWN

1 See 2 Down

2 & 1 Down Motor manufacturer’s biography suggests a very pleasurable existence (3,4,2,5)

4 Soldiers came back and sprinted to the island (5)

5 Could be Holy Ghost, ripped apart in Lincoln leaders (5)

6 By no means dry artist in Yorkshire, originally (5)

7 Fighting with guns on sick list (8)

12 A soldier has nothing on the singer (4)

14 Acted tyrannically with work for newspapers – and one of their chiefs (9)

15 See 3 Across

16 Box censures on the rebound (4)

20 Popular in river for big match (5)

21 One German leaves genius for old manager (5)

22 One near disaster for Palmer (5)

23 See 10 Across

Last week’s solution

Across 1, Landscape. 8, Groom. 9, Stardom. 11 & 3 Down, Little Dorrit. 12, Innings. 13, Eton. 14, Cat. 17, Doh. 18, Ruhr. 21, Related. 23, Novels. 24, Freeman. 25, Tulle. 26, Attempted.

Down 2, Acton. 3, See 11 Across. 4, Arm. 5, Egoists. 6, Contend. 7, Impeached. 10, Orgy. 12, Incognito. 15, Travels. 16, Chelsea. 19, Weir. 20, Wake up. 22, Evade. 24, Fat.

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