Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 03/07/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 How train might accidentally become disorganised (2,3,3,5)

10 Almost everything, after 31 days, was based on the number eight (5)

11 A clean-cut break characterised by stress (9)

12 Gathered having been cool and calm (9)

13 During jujitsu, shielded the dish (5)

14 Misery for man getting duck in both innings (7)

16 No way stagehand came to grief in Dutch city (3,4)

18 Declare sun’s over infernal regions (7)

20 Bird having beer before a celebration (7)

21 Coming from Granada tumbling over the fact (5)

23 Imitative hooter (3-6)

25 Newton had one other portable lamp (4,5)

26 Keep back half with so many completing course (5)

27 Is this where oil is produced? (2,3,8)

Down

2 Frequently the Spanish go after old telecommunications office (5)

3 Spurious wand waved producing deceptive appearance (5,4)

4 Disloyal person’s portrait reproduced Penny left (7)

5 Enciphered set of rules in conclusion (7)

6 Champagne sometimes consumed by a lady (5)

7 State “lady embraces man” (9)

8 Aviator’s compulsory grounding (6,7)

9 Eventually having this wrestling before the fun (3,2,4,4)

15 Company in unfamiliar western had maize (9)

17 No plainer fudge that is unrivalled (9)

19 Close space made by temporary substitute (7)

20 To play quietly under tree with computer (7)

22 Loose material, great deal left inside (5)

24 Rinse out plant’s sap (5)

Tuesday’s solution

1 Rubber of bridge, 9 Disused, 10 Dumbest, 11 Ruin, 12 Felon, 13 Midi, 16 Cancans, 17 Manage, 19 Morals, 22 Lowlier, 25 and 26 Open house, 27 Etas, 30 Abating, 31 The free, 32 Held in contempt.

Down: 1 Redbrick, 2 Bastion, 3 Elsa, 4 Old news, 5 Bedroom, 6 Lamb, 7 Greying, 8 Stain, 14 Satay, 15 Snows, 18 Prospect, 20 Overage, 21 Shotgun, 22 Last two, 23 Interim, 24 Nomad, 28 Kind, 29 Pelt.

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