Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/07/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 One who wipes out connection in game? (6,2,6)

9 Derelict employed by Pluto (7)

10 As stupid as can be, tipping mud on top of class (7)

11 Really unhappy image noticed by heads of Linlithgow Palace, for example (4)

12 Criminal attacked, we hear (5)

13 Height of calf in South of France (4)

16 Tintin’s dances (7)

17 Is he old enough to succeed? (6)

19 Hit back about alternative ethics (6)

22 One who keeps his head down, being more humble (7)

25 and 26 Welcoming everyone’s use, no hope let down (4,5)

27 Fill up sink with Greek letters (4)

30 A flier, in introducing gravity, is going down (7)

31 Article on how 3 was born to citizens of various democracies (3,4)

32 Scorned and sanctioned for uncourtly behaviour (4,2,8)

DOWN

1 Shamefaced sport at University (8)

2 Obtains order for stronghold (7)

3 Lionel’s arranging accommodation for lioness (4)

4 Queen Anne’s death, for example, described by contradictory epithets at first sight (3,4)

5 Boredom suffered in expression indicating intimate relations (7)

6 I’m supported by second-rate foot (4)

7 Gingery? No, a different hair colour (7)

8 “Don’t go out.” He said: “Why not?” “Because of dirt” (5)

14 Remain a constituent of peanut sauce (5)

15 Wintry weather seen at this time on board ship (5)

18 Expectation of crop pest causing problem (8)

20 Too old to change mean face (7)

21 Weapon used by Japanese commander on second attempt (7)

22 Heard to endure until just a couple left (4,3)

23 Meanwhile, if school is in session, I’m present (7)

24 Wanderer in Scotland isn’t crazy (5)

28 Benevolent family takes on daughter (4)

29 Throw stones and hide (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Might as well, 9 Route, 10 Trainers, 12 Despair, 13 Distend, 14 Trite, 15 Introduce, 18 Organiser, 20 Calls, 21 Adaptor, 24 Lucifer, 25 Jamboree, 26 Obese, 27 Embellished.

Down: 2 Iterate, 3 Hit or miss, 4 Award, 5 Wants to, 6 Large, 7 traditional, 8 guessing, 11 Adversaries, 16 Thrillers, 17 Uplifted, 19 Notable, 20 Cyclone, 22 Alarm, 23 Rural.

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