Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/03/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A time second person has right use being ready to help (2,4,7)

10 Flooded at home, no record of when (9)

11 Allow liquid to percolate from pustule achingly (5)

12 Harsh wind from south east (7)

13 Failure to exercise a right when one runs round (3-4)

14 With regard to mince, use it again (6)

16 Conventional people stand on it (8)

18 Monk found said vendor hesitantly (8)

20 Crustaceans found in tents in southern Italy initially (6)

23 We trapped a deer suffering natural decay (7)

24 Fish in front of boat where vehicles can be found (7)

26 Lady operating in meadow (5)

27 I conspire reproducing exactness (9)

28 Staying calm as the weatherman might say (9,4)

DOWN

2 Tie up bundle of straw (5)

3 One’s peculiar quality (7)

4 Rogue horse started late (6)

5 Threaten to destroy with feeling of great annoyance (8)

6 Valerie can replace oriental side panel (7)

7 Moss Carol removed from teaching area (9)

8 How careless driver might encounter insurmountable difficulty (3,1,5,4)

9 Selecting the best fruit? (6-7)

15 Incense? Good heavens (4,5)

17 Nothing removed from notepaper about one who never grew out (5,3)

19 Mobile state (7)

21 Acid car spilt over heart stimulant (7)

22 Show how to make security check (6)

25 Before midday I leave friend on the continent (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Decapod, 5 Salamis, 9 Ripstop, 10 Chianti, 11 Countdown, 12 Stout, 13 Speed, 15 Abernethy, 16 Crumpling, 18 Riper, 21 Notch, 22 Canisters, 24 Fighter, 26 Emptied, 27 Retinas, 28 Smartie.

Down: 1 Directs, 2 Capture, 3 Petit, 4 Diplomatic Corps, 5 Second engineers, 6 Lei, 7 Mind out, 8 Saintly, 12 Senor, 14 Depth, 16 Conifer, 17 Uptight, 19 Predict, 20 Residue, 23 Sepia, 25 Tun.

Last week’s solution

Across: 3 Kappa, 8 Amanda, 9 Cursed, 10 Bedlam, 11 Composed, 12 Act, 13 Reason, 14 Run after, 17 Get your, 19 Gudgeon, 23 Reattach, 27 Dearth, 29 Ode, 30 Together, 31 Reseda, 32 Fitter, 33 Arisen, 34 Empty.

Down: 1 Impede, 2 Anglesey, 3 Katmandu, 4 Plectra, 5 Acumen, 6 Cry off, 7 Delete, 13 Roger, 15 and, 16 Ranch, 18 Out, 20 Under way, 21 Goatskin, 22 Shore up, 24 Erotic, 25 Twenty, 26 Adhere, 28 Tedder.

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