Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/01/14

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08/01/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Tart from Derbyshire? (8,7)

9 No way strange following redhead onto platform (7)

10 Took off, quietly left like the tiger (7)

11 Call it eastern wood-destroyer (7)

12 Assign a child’s bed in southeast (7)

13 Fellow with Dawn puts disc hesitantly next to black box (6,8)

15 Royal bird? (7,7)

21 Harangue medical organisation (7)

22 Foolish grin allowed to appear with curl (7)

23 Weapon used at the wedding? (7)

24 Grant me new item of clothing (7)

25 Gradually approaching couple of shutters (6,3,6)

DOWN

1 Some deliberately chide (6)

2 Makes trellis camouflage flighty creature (7)

3 Sign telling of risk with musical instrument (7,8)

4 Young beast, reaching hospital department, moving about lightly (7)

5 Spend time in lobby (7)

6 Chief administrator arranging credit or information with real confusion (8-7)

7 Hinted that one member told fibs (7)

8 German tragedy developing with ingenious devices (8)

14 Dice goes awry constructed from a grid of identical shapes (8)

16 Pass round small picture first, it’s a flute (7)

17 Pyromaniac found inside country (7)

18 Furious fit of madness in the finish (7)

19 Despite indisposition I will go over loch (7)

20 Sister going round gallery found old Greek coin (6)

Tuesday’s solution

1 Dilatory, 5 Forced, 9 Vestment, 10 Bestow, 12 Metier, 13 Shout, 16 Landau, 17 Colonels, 20 Puckered, 21 Chintz, 23 Earns, 25 Afters, 28 Evener, 29 Dopamine, 30 Titfer, 31 Beefalos.

Down: 1 Dave, 2 Lest, 3 Temperate, 4 Runrig, 6 Opens, 7 and 8 Cut someone down to size, 11 Brood, 14 and 15 All present and correct, 18 Other half, 19 Recap, 22 Strove, 24 Suede, 26 and 27 Fill nets.

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