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The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - ROS SHERARD

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1 Trenchers need­ing small al­ter­ation from evening meals (7)

5 Not crazy to be in charge of trav­el­ling (7) 9 Heav­enly cathe­dral is done up with a new ex­ten­sion (7)

10 Switches from one to the other with sub­sti­tute but­tons (7)

11 Knife may, so step on it (4,5) 12 Pan­cakes sent back home _ one pound (5) 13 Guy in­ter­rupts vi­ral pho­to­shoot (5)

15 Cut short ra­dio soap to view sec­tion of horo­scope (3,6)

16 What slow cadet may break out in? (4,5) 18 Built-up ar­eas spread to three out of four di­rec­tions (5)

21 Parts of church ar­chi­tec­ture are passe, alas (5)

22 Mak­ing al­lo­ca­tion in role of log-on girl (9) 24 Hav­ing grat­i­tude, with­out sec­ond thought, for get­ting as much fuel as pos­si­ble (7) 26 Some­thing sparkly created out of gris­tle (7) 27 Make an­other re­quest to buy mu­si­cal in­stru­ment miss­ing one key (7)

28 Was in­clined to ac­cept read­ing of what was cur­rently pop­u­lar (7)

DOWN

1 So­ci­ety to give in­for­ma­tion on ar­gon in the stars (7)

2 Scot­tish toun in­volved in vote about wages bill (7)

3 Sa­gas us­ing elec­tronic im­ages (5) 4 Hero from Bagh­dad puts those liars in bad places (6,3,6)

5 No, thanks _ min­i­mal loss of first life is ghastly to be­hold (3,1,6,5)

6 Girl re­turns pre­cious stone (3) 7 Low-level ir­ri­ta­tion voiced in area of Lon­don (7)

8 Dis­miss in dis­grace for money that’s done a run­ner (7) 12 Ex­plo­sion of some­thing sticky on street (5) 14 Adds a note at the end about lock fit­tings (5)

16 Firm puts flower on beer­mat (7) 17 Nosey look _ with­out specs _ dis­turbed So­viet bi­ol­o­gist (7)

19 Was tied up and caught in the mid­dle (7) 20 Al­mond may be ground by guards us­ing food ad­di­tive (7)

23 Girl is all ready to com­plain (5)

25 Gave a meal to Amer­i­can agent (3)

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