Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/02/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

05/02/14
05/02/14

ACROSS

1 Female changing the guard (8)

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6 Little warren owner of note (6)

9 Highland attendant’s girl not right to be dishonest (6)

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10 Relatively affectionate? (8)

11 Whereupon garden contained bad smell (4)

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12 Jocasta touched part of the armadillo (5)

13 Metal club (4)

14 Chaff only gift coming from imaginative speculation (6,2,5)

17 Went out for a spin? (5,4,1,3)

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20 Pronounced defect (4)

22 Frequency unit is painful to the ears (5)

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24 Plant or pull up (4)

25 I’ll get ahead after having scope for desire for success (8)

26 Scientist on holiday entering wine store (6)

27 Thinly spread pickle (6)

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28 Old battle of extortion (8)

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2 It’s in bad taste from Abigail, upper-class person (1,3,3)

3 Raising support to set off explosive (9)

4 Stealing the newspaper (5)

5 Sir prepared German dish (7)

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6 Rearrange cards he ruffles out of order (9)

7 Moles from North America I have turned up (5)

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8 Slender like a tree (7)

15 Give another the thumbs-up sign en route (5-4)

16 Often trip over bottom line (3,6)

17 Concerned with ground rents (7)

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18 Earning potential within striking distance (2,5)

19 Republican is accepting condition in agreement (7)

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21 Stiffly formal article first (5)

23 Animal crossing the road (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Cross one’s path, 10 Campanile, 11 Garni, 12 Aconite, 13 The same, 14 Morose, 16 Pastrami, 18 Rosemary, 20 Burton, 23 Hangs up, 24 Bravest, 26 Natal, 27 Stegosaur, 28 Press releases.

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Down: 2 Romeo, 3 Statins, 4 Opines, 5 Eventual, 6 Pigment, 7 Termagant, 8 Scrap merchant, 9 Time signature, 15 Resonator, 17 Proposer, 19 Masalas, 21 Ulanova, 22 Abseil, 25 Evade.