Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/08/14

01/08/14

01/08/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

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Thursday's solution

Thursday's solution

8 German warship eases into free gaps (4,4)

9 Crystal made in reverse process by graduates (6)

10 Being concerned about circle (6)

11 Such a mess I scorned to think about (8)

12 The same as dime? Not the same (4)

13 Geek letter thus to remain on frame to support score (5,5)

15 Looks at geese (7)

17 Extraordinarily stupid before first enquiry into conflict (7)

20 Marked as complete mixture sees second remove (7,3)

22 Expression of awe set out to silence (4)

24 Took the Queen’s shilling with cursive hand, perhaps (6,2)

26 One who yearns for more time? (6)

27 Girl to spill the beans in South America (6)

28 Notice given during calm piece of complimentary music (8)

DOWN

1 Commit sin and go on mission (6)

2 Testified that company was covered by a federal agent (8)

3 Position of koala, say, in a pickle (2,1,3,4)

4 Weather prediction etc sent via communications pole (7)

5 Give an infinite number of sources for profit (4)

6 Stir up trouble for one taking strict line (6)

7 Worldwide communication system used to detain alien (8)

14 Is Cher fickle, disappointing senior civil servant? (5,5)

16 Pair sort out where to start flights (8)

18 Musician appears as heathen in one composition (8)

19 Understand how firm politician can be over idiot (7)

21 Very old, with nothing in sight (6)

23 Reliable boyfriend? (6)

25 Crazy run in to bring up whisky (4)

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