Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 13/01/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Hold dance at army camp, with team game (8)

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9 Presumably its members are all singing from the same hymn sheet? (6)

10 Pollute gorge (6)

11 Failure of section of church on island (8)

12 Fear new environment of loch (4)

13 Share a teen building on coast (4,3,3)

15 Seems to spare Pa embarrassment (7)

17 Original creation repents, having been tempted by one of these? (7)

20 Weapon devised by inserting final touches in coarse language (10)

22 Leave with nothing removed and suffer painful affliction (4)

24 Deluge I hear you value on a day at the weekend (8)

26 Self-seeker — perhaps ‘e got ‘is comeuppance (6)

27 Merciful, then ‘ell’s let loose: become hard (6)

28 I hear crooked money can provide something basic to eat (8)

DOWN

1 Lead that’s not applicable after storm (6)

2 Standing up to dine face down (8)

3 Innocent chick ready to fight? (4,2,4)

4 Expression of resignation concealed by extended family in village (7)

5 Contest staged owing to lies, primarily (4)

6 Conflict on the motorway? It’s a trick of the light (6)

7 Report of full mug of beer given to cattle (8)

14 Wonderland character traps the French between two Scottish rivers (10)

16 Rich wine matured when transported from one waterway to another (8)

18 Margaret’s said to be fed up with solitaire (8)

19 Do toothed parts disfigure books? (7)

21 A Greek character allowed one to compose charm (6)

23 As tune changes, knock someone off their perch (6)

25 Against removing gas and swirling round (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Puts off, 5 Doorman, 9 Arsenal, 10 Stirred, 11 Depressed, 12 Alibi, 13 Totem, 15 Near thing, 16 Figure out, 18 Rival, 21 Emily, 22 Ingenious, 24 Caribou, 26 Obscene, 27 Deserve, 28 Sedates.

Down: 1 Plaudit, 2 Tosspot, 3 Ounce, 4 Falls into disuse, 5 Disadvantageous, 6 Obi, 7 Martini, 8 Nodding, 12 Alter, 14 Marry, 16 Fleeced, 17 Goitres, 19 Violent, 20 Lessens, 23 Nosed, 25 Bar.