Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/12/14

02/12/14
02/12/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 Pa cries pitifully, seeing disease in sheep (7)

5 Apparition appeared in hell with head tucked underneath arm (or foot) (5)

11 Welsh ground may give notice of foul in case of agricultural fire (7,4,4)

12 Sacred word article may leave out (4)

13 Girl clothed in rubbery latex (5)

14 Heard to cry about plaything (4)

17 Rule adopted by US agent is not perfect (6)

18 Locates compound of milk sugar (7)

20 Feckless fictional family’s frolics confined at home (7)

22 “Pain in the neck” is not subtle expression (6)

24 Swear not to start to talk nonsense (4)

25 A dwarf, perhaps, is very quiet when lying in dry grass (5)

26 Deceive bird (4)

29 I map police sins – a sad result of government by bishops (15)

30 Silver down but still bright (5)

31 Russian empress is a star in disguise (7)

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2 Friendly welcome provides warming drink with tears (7,8)

3 Help that’s entered into with initial reluctance is dry (4)

4 Infidel sneakily gets near to batsmen (7)

6 Entertain headless apparition (4)

7 Picture possible outcome and make a deduction (4,1,10)

8 US army in the Far East is said to represent the blood of the gods (5)

9 Largely, but not entirely, redesigned sock pattern (6)

10 Spoils of hunting in group put in frying pan (7)

15 Mark this author at 28 (5)

16 Bony meat found in stew initially on rock (5)

19 Relieved when everyone said yes (7)

21 Seafood is brought up round tents (6)

22 Plane is crashed carrying people from Himalayan region (7)

23 Cluster of feathers in purple, with emerald tip (5)

27 Cantabile choristers admit singing out a second time (4)

28 Two is one in equality (4)