The Scottish Mail on Sunday

SIr LaNcELoT’S cryPTIc cLUES

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Across

8 Tiny part of French ending (6) 9 Protective garment for actor in a performanc­e (8) 10 Dismissal after man gets some army attire (8)

11 Listen out for embellishm­ent (6)

12 Heard critical appraisal as form of entertainm­ent (5) 13 Overcome agoraphobe’s terrible bearing (4)

14 Make a drink, back among fewer beverages (4) 16 Implement gets university student a quarrel first (7)

18 Dark dresser has left one a philistine (7)

20 Barrister’s first lie spread bitterness (4)

21 Melanie has enthusiast­ic style (4)

22 Peas cooked with large part of flower (5)

25 Take the edge off this end, frequently (6)

27 Suggest getting familiar (8) 28 I trusted in new arrangemen­t for waste (8)

29 Monster grabs registered ally (6)

Down

1 Cancel directions to entrance (6)

2 Dull finish, following insufficie­ncy (10)

3 Nutrition around lake and swamp (5)

4 Squander something deep-fried (7)

5 Speech, at heart, is something to be typed later (9)

6 Basic, only packing a religious image (4)

7 Map even confused the initial walkway (8)

14 Dim seabird flying around as a wedding feature (10) 15 Change neat order and take turns (9)

17 Convict trades second with old killer (8)

19 Artist and friend going round island on ship (7)

23 Deputy in the theatre (6) 24 Small argument, being unyielding (5)

26 Twist top of the vase (4)

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