Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/06/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A street surrounded by immaculate meadow (7)

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5 Location of unrest is suitable milieu for 7 when sugar’s put in (7)

9 Flowers certain to be found during recreation (7)

10 Game not disrupted by vast explosive force (7)

11 Light sprinkling of droplets allowed even dopes to see plant (9)

12 It’s hot in dry environment — take coat off (5)

13 A number of programmes broadcast about dwarf planet (5)

15 Fear of communism realised when invaded by a night-time occupation (4,2,3)

16 Sent a message selling ad in a slipshod way (9)

18 Broad letter followed by degrees belonging to Miss Woodhouse (5)

21 Precis is also concealing ropey material (5)

22 Being Latin numeral translation pronounced with extreme care (9)

24 Supervise poetry written in Old English (7)

26 Ape neck turns out to be another body part (7)

27 It isn’t a problem to sew an open patchwork (2,5)

28 Goes by and comes back to see integrated circuits (7)

DOWN

1 East European uses amplifier to deliver aggressive argument (7)

2 Ross, in charge, is to reverse cut (7)

3 We object to you claiming and then getting nearly everything — typical! (5)

4 Change to Federal ale etc going down at the polls (9,6)

5 Beat and ailing, the foreigners flag (6,3,6)

6 Go back to first dress (3)

7 Basil, for example, produces disturbance with his first letter (7)

8 Tommy to endure, possibly, having lectureship for life (7)

12 Scots pine’s inner structure is contained in trunk (5)

14 Wrap playwright with love (5)

16 War poet joined special force without a delay (7)

17 Request gets round engine seals (7)

19 Threats from alpha males? (7)

20 Phrases loosely describing Tibetans (7)

23 The thanks one gets in Greek letter (5)

25 Does she take to court? (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Aisle, 8 Fragrance, 10 Eclair, 11 Einstein, 12 Ordained, 13 Sane, 15 Mention, 17 Educate, 20 Apse, 22 Panorama, 25 Cavalier, 26 Rapier, 27 Delineate, 28 Arches.

Down: 1 Discarded, 2 Pleasant, 3 Friends, 4 Agonised, 5 Fasten, 6 Scrip, 9 Grin, 14 Stampedes, 16 Onesided, 18 Carapace, 19 Operate, 21 Placid, 23 Norm, 24 Caper.