Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/09/15

05/09/15

05/09/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

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05/09/15

05/09/15

1 Harshness always having one in filthy place (8)

5 Last character with Italian leader took the right instrument (6)

9 Remove the back seat (8)

10 Put about before being won over in residential area (6)

11 Under pressure sweets were returned (8)

13 Not such a bright electrical device (6)

14 Rule by king getting German approval back (3)

16 Mountain range is rare jumble (6)

19 Kind prepared ready for printing (7)

20 Old penny, one about to become invalid (6)

21 In the hay a kitten or ox (3)

26 And in France put one’s foot in it first, it’s hollow (6)

27 GP Winnie coming from lake (8)

28 Open a continental bar (6)

29 Irk fatso abominably, invite trouble (3,3,2)

30 Grand forest plot (6)

31 Hal and Giles removing rod-shaped bacterium (8)

DOWN

1 Stamp out sport (6)

2 Inside beehives trying to find room (6)

3 Spots Detective Inspector entering plant (6)

4 Indiscreet bank clerk? (6)

6 Demon allowed it to be implied (8)

7 Impression that horse has been here first (8)

8 Campanologist’s way round? (4,4)

12 A new lad struggled to find part of England that was occupied many years ago (7)

15 Look at said letter (3)

16 Look at said letter (3)

17 Be cheated by a wasp? (3,5)

18 Counter has room first for part of typewriter (5,3)

19 Real sportsperson who is staunchly loyal (4,4)

22 Fakirs chose to include liqueur (6)

23 Not able to understand or see where one is going (2,1,3)

24 Staircase one cannot go straight up (6)

25 Silver fancy hat on a lady (6)

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