Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/03/2014

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Roger today upset as it is causing offence (10)

6 Ring friend for something precious (4)

10 Cigar is to explode as a result of drunken merrymaking (9)

11 and 12 Dalesman with Dee cultivating species of yucca (5,6)

13 Poetry cannot be unimaginative (7)

15 Pleasant ale bargee transported (9)

18 Some of the annual allowance is for a lady (5)

19 I name dog to suffer (5)

21 Doesn’t this gun require a trigger? (9)

23 Affected greatly when turned upside down (7)

24 Black pineapple almost or another fruit (6)

27 Not one Greek department having room (5)

28 Letter I am redirecting about measuring instrument (9)

29 Many are to challenge (4)

30 Put off explosive old copper who is resolute (10)

DOWN

1 Let go a little (4)

2 Rascal’s topless shoe (5)

3 Spanish nobleman was angered terribly (7)

4 Right heading (5)

5 One has it coming to one who is this (9)

7 Do a bit of acting? (4,1,4)

8 and 9 No more opportunities for one to succeed in this bar (4,6,6)

14 and 22 Thermometer that goes to extremes? (7,3,7)

16 He loved Jane Eyre in Kent (9)

17 Chess eg played on deck? (5,4)

20 Slim engineers of the French establishment (6)

22 See 14

24 Graduate to take the plunge (5)

25 Off! (3,2)

26 Grating network (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Delusion, 5 Passim, 9 Get a grip, 10 Vivace, 12 Sagest, 13 Sweat, 16 Rankle, 17 Noisette, 20 Unridden, 21 Crafty, 23 Demob, 25 Brandy, 28 Anchor, 29 Downside, 30 Steaks, 31 Interact.

Down: 1 Dogs, 2 Lets, 3 Signalled, 4 Oliver, 6 Adios, 7 Shake it off, 8 Meet the eye, 11 Strop, 14 Ground bass, 15 Andromache, 18 Stridence, 19 Kerbs, 22 Lagoon, 24 Brook, 26 Diva, 27 Pest.

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