Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/09/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

11/09/14
11/09/14

ACROSS

8 Is about to struggle to keep things under control (8)

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9 Be in the wrong, with commission (6)

Wednesday's solution

10 Club runner got round into contention (6)

11 Determined to get cleared up yet again (8)

12 Made a strenuous effort to produce a second record (4)

13 Had a copper confused, having propositioned him (10)

15 Cancelled rent, in turn (7)

17 Having sound breaks for heavy objects (7)

20 Peace and quiet after 23 down, creating deadlock (10)

22 Standard used by new (and old) marine (4)

24 US group come back to sing for trader (8)

26 Is in contact with a religious symbol (6)

27 Dine out, in the end, in particular (6)

28 Wand hardly any; it’s uncalled for (8)

DOWN

1 Right to leave, if forced to come out (6)

2 May have to 8 across strong opinion (8)

3 Wardens tend to accept right side, initially (10)

4 Tempts partners right away, as arranged (7)

5 Would the French have second smaller amount? (4)

6 Gamble, it’s said, on having some fun and games (6)

7 May attract attention, in return (8)

14 Odd lover had a little energy to use up, but carried too much weight (10)

16 Appreciated two hands having multiplied (8)

18 Comprehensive school start for some officers (8)

19 Some little girls care to spread out (7)

21 Ran, etc, around to produce some honey (6)

23 Was about to start first, and first to make a stand (6)

25 Fit some reins to a stablemate (4)