WEEK­END CROSS­WORD SINCE 1846

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - By Derek Allen

ACROSS

1 Con­fused drunk hit coach with­out as­pi­ra­tion ( 7)

5 Two an­i­mals in com­pound ( 7) 9 At­tract at­ten­tion at the pool ( 4,1,6)

10 In­com­pa­ra­ble sec­tion that’s aver­age ( 3)

11 Ori­en­tal place of wor­ship? It’s more likely to be found in Europe ( 7,6)

14 Some pres­sure put en­thu­si­as­ti­cally on fame ( 6) 16 Lec­turer dur­ing dan­ger­ous ex­ploit took sam­ple of vot­ing trends ( 4,4)

18 Book sec­ond half of July ev­ery year ( 8)

19 Roy get­ting into other gen about mole ( 6)

21 Cover for the present ( 8,5) 24 Tear up in­scrip­tion ( or part thereof ) ( 3) 25 Rev­o­lu­tion­ary worker ( 11) 26 Is leav­ing speed­i­est ma­noeu­vring far­thest from the sur­face ( 7) 27 Greek hero loses us be­fore last day in wan­der­ing ad­ven­ture ( 7)

DOWN

1 Search for toothed in­stru­ment

( 4)

2 Joint did not start to fes­ter ( 5) 3 Where to put tents up en route ( 7,4)

4 Metal de­tec­tor? ( 6)

5 The fol­low­ing ques­tion ( 4,4) 6 Note from the French hospi­tal ( 3) 7 Rory and Peter per­formed stock of pieces ( 9)

8 Of­fi­cial went first hav­ing ar­ranged things in the proper or­der ( 10) 12 House in south­ern Europe per­haps much sought af­ter ( 3,8) 13 There is no re­al­ity in this sphere ( 5- 5)

15 Long to have one fruit or an­other ( 9)

17 Boom­ing fac­tory hides dope ( 8) 20 Sun- god’s space­craft? ( 6) 22 King is fol­low­ing Lyme per­haps in town ( 5)

23 Guy giv­ing sup­port ( 4)

25 Oh dear you and I have con­sumed

noth­ing ( 3)

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