Quick crossword - Scotland on Sunday 29/09/13

29/09/13

29/09/13

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This week’s puzzle...

ACROSS

3 Tax might come down in the country (8)

8 Singer staying loyal towards central characters (4)

9 Where, in 3, existence is working for Goodman, originally (10)

10 Musical concert I pursue (4)

11 Might be modern to give thanks for a note (4)

13 Learn anew of vital organs (5)

17 Second-rate relations surrounded by team in skimpy attire (6)

18 Eleanor maintains sex appeal for somebody from these islands (6)

19 Parts from miserable loser (5)

22 Cakes sent back – what a rebuff (4)

24 Sources of unusual poison are synonymous with this tree (4)

25 Singer from 3 gives journalist terrible commercial, hesitantly (4,6)

26 Clothing of loveless actress (4)

27 Dan’s hay, we’re told, was this age! (8)

DOWN

1 Where, in 3, the Spanish take drink (5)

2 10 intermingling with realist in game (9)

4 Foreign prince takes 100, coming back from a felony (5)

5 Soldier returns in steep retreat from the creature (5)

6 Continue to play in London (5)

7 Where, in 3, one is finished, reportedly, with 50 in bean stew (8)

12 Where, in 3, the army are popular (4)

14 Where, in 3, the bride hung around (9)

15 Where, in 3, deer frolic in a mountain (8)

16 Where, in 3, everything is allowed? (4)

20 Left port with a massive cargo (5)

21 Odds are on the deserter being a fishy character (5)

22 Hackneyed and with least potential (5)

23 Where, in 3, the boy returns to the Navy (5)

Last week’s solution

Across 3, Gatherer. 8, Bean. 9, Don Bradman. 10, Eric. 11, Eyot. 13, Slope. 17, Exeter. 18, Office. 19, Hoses. 22, Lear. 24, Iona. 25, Red herring. 26, Hibs. 27, 23 Down & 1 Down, Eat, drink and be merry.

Down 1, See 27 Across. 2, See 14 Down. 4, Abbot. 5, Heads. 6, Romeo. 7, Rendered. 12, Ogre. 14 & 2 Down, Left, right and centre. 15, Recharge. 16, Pole. 20, Sadat. 21, Steer. 22, Loren. 23, See 27 Across.

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