The Scotsman Cryptic Crossword, 06/08/14

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WEDNESDAY’S cryptic puzzle...

Across

1 Bandleader played with a blue trinket (6)

4 Couple allowed ornamental chain (8)

9 Tailor redesigned bridge in Venice (6)

10 Think to include mother with ball of perfumes (8)

12 At home Diana’s turned up with list that cannot be questioned (12)

15 Method of printing computer link from television (3,6)

17 Giant’s tax resistance contained (5)

18 Girl left with distinctive character (5)

19 So mountain chain is in Italian range (9)

20 “I can’t help you” as handyman might say (2-2-8)

24 Go to pieces after being dismissed during disturbance (8)

25 Destroy article appearing in book (6)

26 Plover riled elk desperately (8)

27 Where service clothing is assumed (6)

DOWN

1 Brawl Nell and I engaged in at old barrier on the continent (6,4)

2 A pub do aunt organised now she is well enough to move around (2,3,5)

3 Flower’s position? (5)

5 Novel attic (4,2,3,3)

6 Fool that is leaving with a bronzed skin is a pretender (9)

7 Slid once going round pool (4)

8 One bird or another with bit missing (4)

11 Confirm that substitute Stanley took it up at eleven initially (12)

13 Lout, genius performing in matching clothes (6,4)

14 Fussy Bill left inside reacting in an ecstatic way (10)

16 Seasoned lecturer regarded with goodwill outside (9)

21 Lady who has been born-again? (5)

22 Peter’s music (4)

23 And elsewhere during the tale (2,2)

Tuesday’s Solution:

Across: 1 South Pacific, 9 Tumbler, 10 Punster, 11 Nest, 12 Waste, 13 Pain, 16 Sistine, 17 Lineage, 18 Fascist, 21 Masters, 23 Lard, 24 Brake, 25 Pace, 28 Run down, 29 Ovation, 30 The godfather.

Down: 2 Osmosis, 3 Talk, 4 Partake, 5,6 Capital fund, 7 Cithara, 8 Frankenstein, 9 Tunes of glory, 14 Rigid, 15 Angst, 19 Sarsnet, 20 Toronto, 21 Make off, 22 Evasive, 26 Rope, 27 Part.