Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/05/14

03/05/14
03/05/14
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Saturday’s puzzle

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Friday's solution

Friday's solution

1 Not staged in private (6,3,6)

9 Meal served in afternoon to airline passengers? (4,3)

10 Suit Ian designed for a hot country (7)

11 Wheatears bothering redstart or another bird (10)

12 A strange bloomer (4)

14 Way overhead railway after due time had branches radiating from a point (8)

15 We rang round for a composer in Germany (6)

17 Prizefighter endlessly to inflict injury on another (6)

18 Justifications for actions from French receivers (8)

21 Mark found on player’s card (4)

22 Number in teeny inn at loggerheads (6-4)

24 Area of nothing having 19 down appearance (4,3)

25 Expressed appreciation when Edward encircled loop (7)

26 Writer uses it to make a point (6-9)

DOWN

1 He’s in best sort of orders (7)

2 In which taller pupils are taught? (6,9)

3 Tailless tarantula is bothering botanist (10)

4 Social gathering at Boston? (3,5)

5 Book Three’s rewritten (6)

6 Figure 101 (4)

7 Number season bird, one that’s not young (2,6,7)

8 Fizzy cocktail, it strikes one (7)

13 Cover 50 amp light used in mines (6,4)

16 Drive crazy one with a mental deterioration (8)

17 Where public transport can be brought to a halt (3,4)

19 Slim putting length inside transmitter (7)

20 Cloud covering large number of taxmen going over half of Russia (6)

23 Princess in catamaran ill-advised (4)