Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/02/14

04/02/14

04/02/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Be encountered where an angry person is walking (5,4,4)

10 Pitch tent on an island in France by bell-tower (9)

11 Appetisingly decorated and written up in rag (5)

12 Poisonous plant: it’s found in a pine-fruit (7)

13 A man dressed in these is not changing (3,4)

14 Depressed, being overweight and putting on extra (6)

16 After possible lamb, I had smoked beef (8)

18 Girl who showed hesitation in telling prayer beads (8)

20 Gone for a disaster of a cheap suit? Best not rub up the wrong way (6)

23 Gets into emotional difficulties, perhaps, and ends call (5,2)

24 Very bold to sport just these two pieces of underwear (7)

26 Deadly change of face at birth (5)

27 Goats sure make a mess of Jurassic grazer (9)

28 One click opens announcement to Scotsman, etc (5,8)

DOWN

2 He came from Verona, or from capital, ushering in love (5)

3 Drugs that produce blemishes first time used (7)

4 Expresses view about hybrid ponies (6)

5 Ultimate umlaut never put back in (8)

6 Missing last lorry emptying out chrome, for example (7)

7 Scold and nag about intrusion into unsettled matter (9)

8 Rag and bone man may cramp chanter’s style (5,8)

9 At end of game, name is appended; score three-four, say (4,9)

15 Sound box tones roar down (9)

17 One putting forward motion to support willow with upright missing (8)

19 Crowd entertained as if by concoctions of Indian spices (7)

21 Ballerina you’ll announce as a bright new star (7)

22 Make a climbing manoeuvre which causes muscles to ache, we hear (6)

25 Manage to keep away from first woman who’s embracing modern times (6)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Balanced, 5 Bridge, 10 Intuition, 11 Venue, 12 Anemone, 13 Insight, 14 Serenade, 17 Snafu, 19 Excel, 21 Fathered, 24 Courage, 25 Saddles, 27 Latin, 28 Caledonia, 29 Stride, 30 Composed.

Down: 1 Bridal, 2 Lathe, 3 Noisome, 4 Elite, 6 Revises, 7 Denigrate, 8 Eventful, 9 Incident, 15 Encounter, 16 Alfresco, 18 Hercules, 20 Learned, 22 Ended up, 23 Island, 25 Salvo, 26 Lines.

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