Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/09/14

04/09/14

04/09/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Wednesday's solution

Wednesday's solution

3 and 34 across Poison one little girl, then another (10)

8 After getting a court summons, he will squirm (6)

9 Once small society arranged resistance to blue-pencil (6)

10 A new form of diplomacy is quite sound (6)

11 Start the ball rolling in one gallery I entered (8)

12 and 29 across It’s quite wrong to finish off with an affront (6)

13 Would a private-eye follow a close friend? (6)

14 Intellectuals will encourage principles, we’re told (8)

17 Works one’s way up when first course ends (7)

19 Is about to have a ball in rare form of ancient mystical tradition (7)

23 Bet on finding a match for a slacker (8)

27 Everybody, say, has a final case to advance (6)

29 See 12 across

30 Gap to get shale recycled on a pile of colliery waste (4-4)

31 Chased fellow, left out fascinated (6)

32 Stick, at short notice, to this place (6)

33 Have a mind to take on a new nurse (6)

34 See 3 across

DOWN

1 Spread out after starting to build a stock-farm (6)

2 Dreads taking long time-out, to sit on the fence (8)

3 Presented with some fine things; outstanding, in fact (8)

4 Is it the very devil to match up to Venus? (7)

5 Functioning at a court in good order (6)

6 Apparatus used to lay trap in an easterly direction (6)

7 Sent off to different depots (6)

13 Prime small shopping centre, built to 16 down in miniature (5)

15 and 18 down Associate with rustic by name, first, old boy (6)

16 Climb up endless 17 across, on balance (5)

18 See 15 down

20 Came out to aid associate get into the community of 14 across (8)

21 To place everyone, firm up a short note (8)

22 Tramples all over one. It’s all relative (5,2)

24 To implicate, turn to vacant dome (6)

25 On day off, hangs about on corners (6)

26 Writer dipping into reference book to get started (6)

28 In the middle of the night, tend to sleep first, one gathers (6)

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