Weekend cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/2/14

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Today’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Paper buttons (4)

3 A teetotaller, he has cash available for immediate use (2,3,5)

10 Rise of a nonconformist (5)

11 At home with little sister can generally start demanding strongly (9)

12 Opening, putting clothes on shop decoration (6-8)

14 No French part of speech by a learner using gestures (3-6)

16 All ie in make-up of a girl (5)

18 Elizabeth accepted second tenor for composer (5)

19 Patriot is suffering from inflammation (9)

20 Expect the worst? Optimists do this first (4,3,3,4)

24 Way home from pub (9)

25 Commander with graduate found lizard (5)

26 Chimney cleaners accept form of gambling (10)

27 Runner taking time with burlesque (4)

DOWN

1 Creeping evergreen plant, it has a spiral shell! (10)

2 Become crazy having turn with fruit (2,7)

4 Set of three, one in jazz (5)

5 Youthful innkeeper? (9)

6 Happy lady’s going the whole distance (5,3,3,3)

7 Bring into line a line, say (5)

8 Love to be included in unusually gay philosophic meditation (4)

9 Spread round large area of retail space (3,4,3,4)

13 Channel containing deep sea or freshwater fish? (4,6)

15 Reportedly purchase commodity giving side-effect (2-7)

16 Not knowing where one might be overnight (2,3,4)

21 Elliptical nova tentatively included (5)

22 Pinch wife getting in the wood (5)

23 Lover had rambling rose (4)

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