Weekend crossword - The Scotsman 05/05/2012

Saturday’s puzzle...

1 Anticipating lifelong star coming unstuck (12)

8 Drink with graduate in Cuban dance (5)

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9 Register with mirth a problematical mathematical aid (9)

11 Wisely go down in the middle, see (6)

12 Coloured satellite that’s almost never seen (4,4)

14 Half of proverb has been hidden (3,2,5)

15 Roasting equipment found in hospital (4)

18 Dee comes in to regret being impolite (4)

19 Old carriage driver, teacher travelling round South American city (10)

21 Aquatic creature in dry grass moved unsteadily (8)

23 Cricketer on the water in France had boat (6)

25 Likely to disappear when shooting starts (6-3)

26 Green went over one fountain in Rome (5)

27 What campanologist is doing might sound familiar (7,1,4)

DOWN

1 If mud becomes plastered round entrance, it has been exposed to smoke (9)

2 True existence as enjoyed by ordinary people (4,4)

3 Disposed of thus with pounds and former money (4)

4 Divine messengers listen to one in the river (10)

5 Fatter storeroom? (6)

6 It isn’t on, sot, however (3,2)

7 So a critic with art became of the nobility (12)

10 $1, say (8,4)

13 Peak three months in which to take a holiday? (4,6)

16 Fragmentary bit of dinner (9)

17 As before contest fight (2,6)

20 Left-wing paper, it incites one’s anger (3,3)

22 Short-time worker goes over one of the speeds (5)

24 Tommy ran holding girl (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Decimate, 5 Impala, 19 Arbiter, 11 Honeyed, 12 Hullo, 13 Surgeries, 14 Drop the subject, 17 Contesting will, 21 Opposable, 23 Eagle, 24 Thistle, 25 Cogency, 26 Casino, 27 Used cars.

Down: 1 Deaths, 2 Cobbler, 3 Mutton pie, 4 Turns the tables, 6 Manse, 7 Anytime, 8 Andesite, 9 Short sentences, 15 Bow-legged, 16 Acrosic, 18 Napkins, 19 Lagona, 20 Beryls, 22 Sit-in.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Perpetual check, 9 Manhole, 10 Weather, 11 Forecaster, 12 Oban, 14 Lewdly, 15 Despatch, 17 Outlawry, 19 Unfair, 22 Lobe, 23 Indecorous, 25 Arcadia, 26 Origami, 27 Don’t get me wrong.

Down: 1 Pump full of lead, 2 Renfrew, 3 Eton collar, 4 Uneasy, 5 Low-level, 6 Hoar, 7 Cohabit, 8 French dressing, 13 Open to view, 16 Frontage, 18 Tobacco, 20 Avocado, 21 Reform, 24 Edit.