Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 05/10/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Cheap opera (10)

9 Principal way through (4)

10 and 11 During early morning when lady’s joke is heard (2,3,5,2,4)

12 Pale like a bird (5)

15 Illicit liquor inside choo-choo! (5)

18 Dance from Burma (5)

19 Comprise half inch mistakenly clued (7)

20 Pointed near top of pullover (1-4)

21 Ian is back on the mount (5)

22 Raise inside hotel Eva tentatively (7)

23 Flashing beam right by warning light (5)

24 Trying experience (5)

26 Cut corner extremely short (5)

29 Man sent off after little hesitation (6)

31 Always emerging from Malta islet (2,3,5)

32 Feature I found on the way back (4)

33 Alliance of trade in east reformed (10)

Down

2 Bantu-speaker’s shed acceptable (4)

3 Onomatopoeic from choice (6)

4 A Shakespearean character taking the lead was thoroughly good (5)

5 Below town in South Wales (5)

6 United Kingdom in distant territory (5)

7 and 8 Is this why we have the same spontaneous ideas? (5,5,5,5)

13 Second half damaging tree and hide (7)

14 Bird with untimely rival (7)

15 and 16 Be unreasonably obsessed with an idea and be likely to be stung (4,1,3,2,4,6)

17 Walker, president within the hour (5)

18 Replanted new trees (5)

25 Lagging behind others, floating (6)

26 Post office workers (5)

27 Also, after six having singular article of food (5)

28 Not a subject needed at school! (5)

30 Some commemorative note (4)

Yesterday’s solutions:

Across: 8 Pinafore, 9 Aweary, 10 Eddied, 11 Daydream, 12 Drug, 13 Omnipotent, 15 Ospreys, 17 Preside, 20 Moisture, 22 Lads, 24 Parables, 26 Satire, 27 Shaken, 28 Nitrogen.

Down: 1 Kinder, 2 Malinger, 3 Good for you, 4 and 5 Leading lady, 6 Secret, 7 Ordained, 14 Perversity, 16 Stomachs, 18 Solution, 19 and 25 Missing link, 21 Slacks, 23 Darken.

Last week’s solutions:

Across: 1 Cocktail lounge, 9 Wives of, 10 Windsor, 11 Rory, 12 Union, 13 Jack, 16 Neptune, 17 Narrow, 19 Escape, 22 Half-cut, 25 Lull, 26 Merry, 27 Jute, 30 Chariot, 31 Elastic, 32 Cape gooseberry.

Down: 1 Cowering, 2 Cover up, 3 Tusk, 4 Infante, 5 Low-down, 6 Ulna, 7 Gestapo, 8 Brake, 14 Judas, 15 Droll, 18 Stretchy, 20 Sultana, 21 Electro, 22 Harness, 23 Counter, 24 Clock, 28 Wise, 29 Jamb.