Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/09/15

02/09/15

02/09/15

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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Tuesday's solution

Tuesday's solution

1 Putting under a spell, that’s charming (10)

8 Libraries’ first sign (5)

9 Libraries’ second sign (5)

10 Brave dwelling (6)

11 and 13 One in force holding onto said portion first (11)

14 Led off behind grating to find hotplate (7)

15 Canter round for drink that’s heavenly (6)

17 and 20 Where to get one’s own back at the airport (7,7)

22 and 24 Intensifier qualifying something undesirable whilst selecting white downy fibre first (6-7)

26 Beating short time spent in capsized boat (6)

28 Being flexible put a match to high explosive (5)

30 Female, one approaching 51 joining spy organisation (6)

31 Snake stops short taking egg during dance (5)

32 Beastly male takes my gun (5)

33 With strict walking pace using only two parts of one’s foot! (4,3,3)

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1 and 2 Opponents on board not admitting any middle ground (5,3,5)

3 Lady very long time with piece of mosaic (7)

4 In what way did learner make long cry of pain? (4)

5 West African river in a novel (8)

6 Victim Edgar partly regulated (5)

7 Cost, with less it is unvaluable (5)

8 Small canine, greyhound perhaps (6)

12 Lit up a fair (6)

17 Believe it’s time allowed for payment (6)

18 Number in boat reached the point (8)

19 Self-portrait? (3,2,3)

21 Promising probably (6)

23 Seat of Turkish Empire? (7)

24 Guide sanctimonious set (5)

25 Crush successful combatant shortly (5)

27 Send right item over (5)

29 What Lisa might do at sea (4)

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