Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/06/14

02/06/14

02/06/14

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Make one blade out to be intimidating (10)

6 Was US state about to be apprehensive? (4)

10 Make one ship turn East, in effect (5)

11 Come by, telling one to make a start (3,6)

12 Set forth, although about to go behind schedule (6)

13 Studying to take control over a degree, with some force (7)

15 Preferably, get through the door at Heriots (6)

16 A model managed to perform in front of top man, as it happens (2,6)

19 Have grounds to end up in difficult times (8)

21 Arrest Greek character involved in racket (6)

24 Start new working, and stay round-the-clock (7)

26 Was bigoted, reactionary painter worn out? (6)

28 Is old classical language good for cutting people off? (9)

29 Pass over part of the Gospel, ideally (5)

30 Get the low-down on line from him (4)

31 Ian set off with 30 across to get some thorny plants (10)

DOWN

1 Show fine broadcaster was even-handed (4)

2 Run off at speed, etc, in order to be admired (9)

3 Head off well-educated who go over the same ground (7)

4 Maintains top athlete regrets having to take the last leg (6)

5 Is well-versed when left with 3 down (8)

7 Excuse made by a politician one follows ( 5)

8 Promise to fight for employment (10)

9 Did 10 across take a little time with a musical composition? (6)

14 Handing over a donation in good order (10)

17 Inroad can turn out to be very severe (9)

18 Breaking up after sleeping on site, initially (8)

20 Correspondent shared some give-and-take (6)

22 Hearing first night is in Paris, for boy in “important” play (7)

23 A man with spirit, at the end, turned up a mystery (6)

25 Before long, come back to Spain to get gin (5)

27 Get to the point of someone’s song (4)

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