Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/02/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

20/02/14

ACROSS

1 Did historic family tree die out at Waterloo? (3,3,2,3,4)

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9 By reasonable means, shift resort (9)

10 Puts some money into waistcoats in the US (5)

11 Shrink the firm we ran from the start (5)

12 Refuses to decrease small folds (5,4)

13 It’s vinegary, right inside tart (5)

15 Wind up having to look at French cheeses, we hear (3-6)

17 Sing out later along with some musical instruments (9)

19 Was a calendar girl secure at school? (3-2)

21 Terms used to pass judgment on small stretches (9)

23 Steer well north of the Border, at the end (5)

24 Thanks to small branch office got round Prohibition (5)

25 Old ethos revised for small outhouses (4-5)

26 Do chefs use them to strain some apples? (8,7)

DOWN

1 Build distinct earthwork in front of a new town, initially (9)

2 Might have to follow me back to give the go-ahead (7)

3 Girl who failed to finish run is at the lowest ebb (5)

4 Until the end of time, it’s plain to see (5)

5 Lessons from a teacher at one, in addition, are cut short (9)

6 Would bug manage to sever a pod? (9)

7 Popular support for areas close to the land (7)

8 City featuring in the gutter press, endlessly (5)

14 Organ used to turn out to be unsafe (9)

15 Campaign for soldiers to get a lawyer (9)

16 Gives one’s reaction to trains in old floods (9)

18 Inferior soldier retreated before a peer of the realm (7)

20 Boy turned up to check out the last sign of immaturity (7)

21 Contrive arrangement that put the blame on someone else (3,2)

22 Build up small rural dwellings to house one old philosopher (5)

23 Blow over, initially, with great pleasure (5)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Chiropody, 9 Clause, 10 Kangaroo, 11 Eccles, 12 Peanut, 14 With, 15 Arena, 16 Heroin, 18 All guns, 21 Blazing, 224 Patina, 26 On the, 30 Offa, 31 Wedged, 32 Edge of, 33 One’s seat, 34 Rankle, 35 Playing up.

Down: 2 Heated, 3 Regina, 4 Pirate, 5 Doorway, 6 Cliché, 7 Nucleoli, 8 Personage, 11 Ethel, 13 Urdu, 17 Raspberry, 19 Litigant, 20 Nyaff, 22 Ache, 23 Coal oil, 25 Noodle, 27 Tweedy, 28 Edison, 29 Deja vu.