Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/06/14

Friday’s puzzle...

27/06/14

ACROSS

1 Put topside in stew (7)

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5 Rants make for staider arrangement (7)

Thursday's solution

9 He’s heard request to beam up little dog (7)

10 Limits Ken to spelling “pepper” (7)

11 Pints he knocked back, half cut, somewhere in Israel (9)

12 Lions travel on last lap (5)

13 Consumed by a teen’s mayhem (5)

15 Puts down, for example when tells about (9)

16 Does fielding success make one desirable as a husband? (4,5)

18 Begin to lay appropriate surface along middle of street (5)

21 An entrance made of stone (5)

22 Am unable to run, being about a hundred, so get transport (9)

24 Smiled broadly while rending apart (7)

26 Reproduces backing for reproductive act or fore-runner (7)

27 First spring animal gets to improve in appearance (7)

28 Tory in Green footwear is disgraceful talk of the town (7)

DOWN

1 Detective with fur coat, perhaps, is put out of action (7)

2 Demo in favour of exam? (7)

3 Elements of match, we hear, in animals’ homes (5)

4 Novel approach to positive thinking to cultivate (3,6,6)

5 Put crosses everywhere _ it will be spot on (4,3,3,4)

6 This man may rule over your leaders (3)

7 Medical professional as resident is taking part (7)

8 Deer heard to be on the look-out (7)

12 Calls over the tannoy initially perhaps, a long time (5)

14 Inch over to final place in recess (5)

16 Estates where Mediterranean fruit get fresh capital (7)

17 Academy award excludes original specialist in a musical instrument (7)

19 Dexter came back to girl he’d claimed possession of (7)

20 Lester’s upset about work-horse (7)

23 Young butterfly, say, has run into hot rock (5)

25 Creating new/old junction is negative (3)