Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/06/2014

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Act as marketing agent of cartoon character and let go dirt cheap (4,3,7)

9 Placer to find fruit or vegetable (7)

10 Break new ground ie prone to crumble (7)

11 Take a trip in the direction of ancient city (4)

12 Soldier’s courage reveals determination to leave no stone unturned (5)

13 Injury caused by not opening appeal (4)

16 Circulate to see if there’s enough to do everyone (2,5)

17 Department has a missing bottom (6)

19 Dances about to reverse 21 (6)

22 Lettuce covered in something sticky - is it sugar? (7)

25 Give initial bit of sunshine when it’s murky (4)

26 The original deadly disease of the Romanovs, say (5)

27 Disappoint Jack’s companion, not finishing on time (4)

30 Connection is leaking out (7)

31 Girl identified herself with poisonous growth (7)

32 Chew the fat by fire with particular draught (5,3,6)

DOWN

1 Scarcity apparent, so gather together (8)

2 One said to be in need of varnish (7)

3 To enter into cafe attitude is an achievement (4)

4 When captured by Communist, Mussolini is brought down (7)

5 Hold forth rescue dog perhaps (7)

6 When time can travel in both directions? (4)

7 Where obstacles will eventually come out in East Anglia (3,4)

8 Old war machine has iron binding or outline (5)

14 Greek letter relates, reportedly, to the daughters of Zeus (5)

15 Say a lot of spelling aloud (5)

18 Larder met same fate, possibly (4,4)

20 Unyielding stem, (7)

21 Scented mystery going down (7)

22 Deal me range that’s relevant (7)

23 Stone found buried in fruit (7)

24 Delicate priest left moving easily (5)

28 Give the word to start pudding (4)

29 Queen Catherine had equal right (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Formidable, 6 Care, 10 Issue, 11 Get moving, 12 Relate, 13 Reading, 15 Rather, 16 At random, 19 Sediment, 21 Detain, 24 Nonstop, 26 Narrow, 28 Isolating, 29 Elide, 30 Glen, 31 Eglantines.

Down: 1 Fair, 2 Respected, 3 Iterate, 4 Argues, 5 Literate, 7 Alibi, 8 Engagement, 9 Sonata, 14 Presenting, 17 Draconian, 18 Snapping, 20 Mutual, 22 Earnest, 23 Enigma, 25 Noose, 27 Ness.

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