Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 03/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Obstacle across road to prevent learners entering (4,3)

5 Humble newsman back on the papers (7)

9 Castle or abbey perhaps, future tourist attraction (7,2,2,4)

10 Met tyrant trapping artist (4)

11 Colourful glass buzzer (10)

13 Give temporary assistance when there is flooding on the coast (4,4)

14 Tucker’s companion vehicle included antacid remedy (6)

16 Grant immunity to former Euro member before time (6)

18 Four repeatedly ruffling fussy decoration (4-4)

21 Unconscious person visiting hospital (3-7)

22 Large area of water coming from leak (4)

24 Brew that isn’t palatable (3,4,3,2,3)

25 Provide means of support for at least the second time (2-5)

26 Placed in rows that had been laminated (7)

DOWN

1 Passed critical point en route? (6,3,6)

2 Confined within bounds in this company (7)

3 Get very angry with bubble on surface (4)

4 New lover Des very determined (8)

5 Destined to do nothing on the sea shortly (6)

6 Cherished top officer inside showing early development (10)

7 Choose artist, Agamemnon’s daughter (7)

8 Film dusk over avenue (6,9)

12 Grumbled about policeman on day one (10)

15 Rushed taking fancy quilt round when it was quiet (8)

17 Give a right to style (7)

19 US estate agent who is true blue almost (7)

20 Dance cut, a puzzle (6)

23 Slimy animals brought up at end of day (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 At a later date, 9 Carlyle, 10 Van Dyke, 11 Thin, 12 Slugs, 13 Girn, 16 Wrestle, 17 Dragnet, 18 Impetus, 21 Caribou, 23 Kami, 24 Rowan, 25 Crit, 28 Rankled, 29 Swither, 30 One-trick pony.

Down: 2 Termite, 3 Lays, 4 The blue, 5 Ravaged, 6Awns, 7 Elysian, 8 Peanut butter, 9 Cats whiskers, 14 State, 15 Tarry, 19 Pimento, 20 Scolder, 21 Classic, 22 Burthen, 26 Floe, 27 Lisp.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Burrow, 4 Bracelet, 9 Unveil, 10 Tailspin, 12 Calamity Jane, 15 Enthrones, 17 Ashet, 18 Stoic, 19 Aimlessly, 20 Maiden speech, 24 Arpeggio, 25 Glutei, 26 Gas meter, 27 At once.

Down: 1 Blue cheese, 2 Revolution, 3 Odium, 5 Readjustment, 6 Colonnade, 7 Lope, 8 Tank, 11 Standard size, 13 Chesterton, 14 Strychnine, 16 Rectangle, 21 Pilot, 22 Fang, 23 Opus.

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