CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 Most mis­er­able sum in­her­ited by south­ern es­tate (7)

5 Could be pains found on shores (7) 9 Coun­try cousin is re­lated to un­born baby (7) 10 Cut short Rover’s ap­pendage (7) 11 Ex­plain quainter pret­ti­ness as a cover-up (9)

12 Good af­fec­tion you can get your hand in with (5)

13 Needn’t have started to be wor­ried when had lis­ten­ing de­vices (5)

15 Judges that I am go­ing to go into prop­erty (9)

16 Fine blade hap­pily could be spec­i­fied (9) 18 Meet with penul­ti­mate des­per­ate cry of pain (5)

21 Cock­ney dance hall seems a friendly place (5)

22 Re­duced im­age seen in short­est dig­i­tal fix (9)

24 Half-hearted spell­ing spells out aro­matic plant (7) 26 Loose pieces re­turned to in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion (7)

27 Greek hero sees the things and peo­ple here now (7)

28 A num­ber seated round where church al­tar is sit­u­ated (4,3)

DOWN

1 Go down at naval ves­sel’s port, for ex­am­ple (7)

2 God­dess of French mea­sure­ment (7) 3 Desk er­ror shows pres­ence of glacial ridge (5)

4 A num­ber of blowflies are hang­ing on the wall (to start with, any­way) (3,5,7) 5 Gam­ble turnover on ar­ti­cle on tense movie (4,2,3,6)

6 Twelve months spent in Scot­tish town (3) 7 Lis­ten to the rest from the man who’s fol­lowed by a rab­ble (4,3)

8 Mends by fus­ing tragic red loss (7) 12 Hang a mu­ti­neer ex­pos­ing the whole range (5) 14 When boat’s longer hot, it’s drab (5)

16 Tip does get spoilt with what’s put in (7) 17 Vol­canic rock found where tim­ber’ s be­ing cut down, we hear (7)

19 Where a cat may flee when orig­i­nal re­straint is re­moved from dam­aged aper­ture (2,1,4) 20 It fa­cil­i­tates emer­gency land­ing when fea­ture is seen in its sur­round­ings (7) 23 Foun­da­tion one’s laid on low­est part (5) 25 Born with no Scot­tish speech (3)

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