Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/12/13

05/12/13
05/12/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 General public attack on the poll tax (9,6)

9 Have little power to let things out, but is thrilled (7)

10 On line, an enclosure had a short rope (7)

11 Record one’s lyric poem, in the event (7)

12 Guardian has responsibility in the middle of Greece (7)

13 Locations on radio for lots of spectacles (6)

14 Suspends repairs in resorts (or reserves) (8)

16 Did Tom have to brush up on clot? (8)

18 Had a break from the others in front of the boss, on paper (6)

22 Show one’s strong points, thanks to first sprint, at the start (7)

23 Have to book small measure of egg white (7)

24 Settling down in New England with inducement (7)

25 Sign old sailor to dress first of all in a skin-tight garment (7)

26 Parents have pie and chips delivered to training schemes (15)

DOWN

1 Small change needed for some officers (7)

2 Coming across an athletics event, in good order (7)

3 International body’s athlete inclined to cheat on the pitch (15)

4 As a matter of fact, is in action (6)

5 Deity had to turn the French away at the end of the year (8)

6 Cut off a second hotel worker, so will have to retire (4,2,4,5)

7 Is about to perform, or follow on at a nuclear plant (7)

8 Everlasting object below par (7)

15 Did thug sign up to acquire a viewfinder? (8)

16 One followed a satellite of Saturn with a satellite of Uranus (7)

17 Assembles with a luxury car at school (5,2)

19 Would little boy criticise a set of drums? (7)

20 Due to end up with top-secret strips (7)

21 Fish left in creel, initially, with a pungent plant (6)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Revocation, 8 Sit up, 9 Solar, 10 Befool, 11 Riser, 13 Ultimo, 14 And take, 15 Notice, 17 Poverty, 20 Aniseed, 22 Howdah, 24 Novi sad, 26 Soccer, 28 Diner, 30 Rundle, 31 Dirge, 32 Grasp, 33 Mysterious.

Down: 1 Rescuing, 2 Valet, 3 Ceramic, 4 Tuba, 5 Off-and-on, 6 Cilia, 7 Puree, 8 Sortie, 12 Skated, 16 Tendon, 18 Heraldry, 19 A hornet’s, 21 Stir up, 23 On order, 24 Nitre, 25 Verse, 27 Cargo, 29 Nest.