Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/04/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

16/04/14

ACROSS

1 It is final in newspaper competition (7,8)

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9 Cocky getting casual profit, yet to be ascertained quantity (5)

10 Decontaminate finest CD I ruined (9)

11 Part sent, I removed it all (6)

12 Particle Alan leaves not supporting either side in ring (8)

14 How some reckless pedestrians hurried (4)

15 Tedium with mail exchanged in integrated presentation of data (10)

18 Cricketer having additional protection (5,5)

19 Second poor horse finds obstacle (4)

21 Unhealthy, having a right to leave – mental disorder (8)

23 NZ PM from southeast fortunate (6)

25 Tear round after old one free from blame (9)

26 Me generation’s usual practice (5)

27 Businesslike way to subscriber (5,10)

DOWN

1 Coming from bowler, there’s additional charge for this (7,8)

2 Dropping back whilst inhabiting secluded place (2,7)

3 Left out of drunken foolery in times past (2,4)

4 Fusses over drink (4)

5 He hastened round and found it had been covered (10)

6 Number keeping rhythm outside very fast (2,2,4)

7 Twice nightly appearance of Boadicea’s tribe (5)

8 In London is it a place for public hanging? (8,7)

13 Violin inside car on a motorway (10)

16 Where steps may be taken in entrance room (5,4)

17 It doesn’t hurt spaniels having been given treatment (8)

20 Snub concerning enthusiast (6)

22 Disorganised youths not having time for sauce (5)

24 Supporters of certain measures (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Stick figures, 9 Corbies, 10 Messier, 11 Moke, 12 Reply, 13 Book, 16 Asylums, 17 Poussin, 18 Altered, 21 Breathe, 23 Rail, 24 Aping, 25 Hero, 28 Caesura, 29 Adenoid, 30 Thedesert fox.

Down: 2 Turkey, 3 Crib, 4 Fosters, 5 Gymslip, 6 Rest, 7 Suitors, 8 Broken record, 9 Come at a price, 14 Guard, 15 Cured, 19 Trident, 20 Deprave, 21 Bandage, 22 The dodo, 26 Dupe, 27 Celt.