Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/12/13

3.12.13
3.12.13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Let page fall on table (4-4)

5 Send it west to find fliers (6)

9 Trains that are coming in are full of Arab opponents (8)

10 Lover confused over initial clinging to stuff with hooks (6)

12 70s pop group alleged to swear at primitive calculator (6)

13 Small-minded officer on board? (5)

16 Different people in throes of trouble (6)

17 The usual boring remarks tossed about between two labs and two houses (4,4)

20 Mischief maker joins idiots in building brick walls (8)

21 Cultivator of French leave to collect (6)

23 All the energy is much connected (5)

25 Ask to come home quickly from France (6)

28 Is Ötzi a Mafia gangster? (6)

29 Work in old money? America will make the effort (8)

30 Ingestion, given half start, can be full of calories (6)

31 Wailed, for example, on being turned back to sharpness (4,4)

DOWN

1 Dull poet makes a comeback (4)

2 Lady’s fingers are almost returned to acceptable condition (4)

3 Do they bill and coo over creatures with bill that coo? (9)

4 Opportunity to go to college near Holyrood, perhaps (1,5)

6 Give birth with primary assistance (5)

7 and 8 To get moving tale accompanied by whisky, say, in brief (2,3,1,4,5,5)

11 As an afterthought, a long metre would do for sacred song (5)

14 and 15 Never appreciate the gift we should move at once (2,4,4,3,7)

18 He took paintings to set fire to them with painful sensation in his chest (9)

19 Slave that emerges from bottle? Gosh, put back in! (5)

22 Possible way of getting to a meeting place (6)

24 Long for twelve months to end in November (5)

26 Casanova type doesn’t work at his books for long (4)

27 This loch is reported to be in good shape (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Climate change, 10 Underdone, 11 Margo, 12 Needing, 13 Tenable, 14 Nomads, 16 Bracelet, 18 Belabour, 20 Adding, 23 Testing, 24 Elegant, 26 Loose, 27 Tidal wave, 28 Bed side manner.

Down: 2 Ledge, 3 Married, 4 Trough, 5 Creature, 6 Almanac, 7 Garibaldi, 8 Running battle, 9 Comes together, 15 Milestone, 17 Budgeted, 19 Boilers, 21 Dwell on, 22 Seldom, 25 Aware.