Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/03/2012

Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Sailors called early in the morning (4)

3 Alec of Guam travelled in disguise (10)

10 Man returns to say a few words (5)

11 Literary work found on stove? (9)

12 Bit of confidence needed for strongly-held belief (7,2,5)

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14 Old metalworker gave nearly everything to pharmacist (9)

16 and 18 Size of garter Alex removed (5,5)

19 Played instrument about morning in vain hope (4-5)

20 Investigator bothers siren (14)

24 Persevere leaving tower first (4,5)

25 Part of wheel was articulate (5)

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26 Some things that have happened before previous legal decisions (10)

27 Starting at the back it’s still a legal document (4)

Down

1 Arrive reaching a chart that is accessible (4-2-4)

2 Vehicle occupied creates confusion outside (6-3)

4 Unusually pale soft-centred fruit (5)

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5 Offbeat marcher proceeds thus (3,2,4)

6 Whip a late runner but achieve nothing (4,1,4,5)

7 Distribute all others but not hers (5)

8 Fearlessly included nobleman (4)

9 Hard area with trees or ugly high-rise buildings (8,6)

13 Beat leading shark (10)

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15 Four getting in this type of buying without forethought (9)

17 Old majority score with single (6-3)

21 Magistrate needing a ruff? (5)

22 Ugly view? (5)

23 Some of us kept the basket (4)