Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/05/15

Saturday’s puzzle

30/05/15
30/05/15

ACROSS

1 Wine-vessel from a service in church (6)

4 Calm round the cape with fuel swirling (8)

Friday's solution

9 Offer was ten old pence (6)

10 Strung-out Louis must drop round for shot in the arm (8)

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12 Vehicle travelling wasn’t in Otago (7,5)

15 Having the boss on board? (9)

17 Poem on ancient theatre (5)

18 Pronouncedly icy path made by animals first that are Scandinavian (5)

19 One exempt from criticism found on Indian street (6,3)

20 Goa bean spear, spear with edges removed (9,3)

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24 Flower Cynthia initially has cultivated (8)

25 Be quiet gently going round edge of crustacean (6)

26 Caribbean country or less than half of another (8)

27 How bird had shortly stretched its neck (6)

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1 Where men are involved in the mating game (10)

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2 Keeping Rex in for further tuition (10)

3 Fellow cocked gun at one having mushrooms (5)

5 Very distinctive newspaper (5-7)

6 Gem of a part in a play (5,4)

7 Autumn trip (4)

8 Go on after all the others (4)

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11 Showing passionate interest in cuisine that’s out of the ordinary (12)

13 Sensing cornet and pipe playing (10)

14 Point at this time sealed off when covered in white (4-6)

16 I see scorn developing during slump (9)

21 Gus heroically held doorkeeper (5)

22 Large number possessed land (4)

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23 Getting close — near the fire? (4)