Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/02/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Used to test level of liquid when puts bug into bath of disinfectant (8)

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5 Learner doing suitable work with computer (6)

10 Is no-one sore when faced with breakdown? (7)

11 True, sea is sadly uncompromising (7)

12 Squire to phone back when Roger’s in (5)

13 Where dog goes as close as possible? (2,3,4)

14 Noticed job indicating something worth signing for (10,4)

17 Extended biography is unusually prodigious (6,4,4)

21 Luxury goes sour when surrounding empty, painful death (9)

23 Clothes — none! No wonder she wanted to be alone (5)

24 Wine — are tins going off? (7)

25 Movements in a cot’s rocking (7)

26 Dud has disturbed holy man (6)

27 Is theatre of wickedness said to produce this pattern of events? (8)

Down

1 Sail regularly across river out of one’s depth (6)

2 Be the breadwinner, having nothing against being swollen with amour propre (7)

3 It’s lucky we’re announcing closing of one in three (5,4)

4 Legitimate airing (14)

6 Is drink all round symbolic of a wedding? (5)

7 Artist to draw game (7)

8 Excuses made before invention of SMS? (8)

9 Boss and servant prepared to tell story of shipwreck (9,5)

15 Passed on responsibility and instead led at edge (9)

16 Everyone types “sweets” (8)

18 Told to be close (7)

19 Pelt one, we hear, oh so wildly (7)

20 Bit of fluff father’s regularly dined with (6)

22 Does this sound like a wonky hinge? (5)

Thursday’s solution:

Across: 1 Enormous, 9 Around, 10 Tariff, 11 Lingerie, 12 Et al, 13 Sustenance, 15 Corsair, 17 Tempted, 20 Farsighted, 22 Road, 24 Diagnose, 26 Tudors, 27 In fact, 28 Drops out.

Down: 1 Intact, 2 Articles, 3 Confessing, 4 Useless, 5 Gain, 6 Bodega, 7 Encircle, 14 Emendation, 16 Ovations, 18 Paradise, 19 Attends, 21 Signal, 23 Atrium, 25 Onto.