Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/07/15

03/07/15

03/07/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

03/07/15

03/07/15

1 One part of a celebration held on island was rather a weird affair (1,3,2,1,3,2)

9 Serviceman flogged by sovereign about unit (7)

10 The last operation carried out by bomber (7)

11 Exercise taken at a thousand feet, say, on mountain (4)

12 Cuts down moors (5)

13 Relation of rabbit allegedly made into coat (4)

16 Those people took punishment for treatment (7)

17 Worse trouble discovered in theologian’s position when nodded off (7)

18 Discern arrangement to declare null and void (7)

21 Have a conversation on phone about possession (7)

23 Recoil at dismissing answer from SE Europe (4)

24 Senorita passionate about Spanish food (5)

25 Hock is fourth joint after foot (4)

28 River island funds are the most wealthy (7)

29 Highly worked up trial by Republicans (7)

30 Offspring, they say, will know to cultivate feature of Kensington Palace (6,6)

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2 Top score in two different game bore fruit (7)

3 Follow leaders to approach irascible landlord (4)

4 Work with iron on railway is not the genuine article (7)

5 Rot resulted in livestock being stolen (7)

6 Some sort of bar in Springfield (4) 
 7 Loaners do business in Joan’s city (7)

8 Land Earth pet, disturbingly, on Mars (3,3,6)

9 Food served up to disciples in Russian city (2,10)

14 Dip’s taken a setback in pleasant tasting (5)

15 Staff officer hurried back to get echolocation equipment (5)

19 Weaves together original piece in strips (7)

20 Conscript takes simple boat on Scottish river (7)

21 A cross in Glasgow that’s daily home to original god (7)

22 Capture relaxation, we hear, with circus act (7)

26 Churchman made announcement to be looked into (4)

27 Seen in just light (4)

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