Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/05/14

08/05/14

08/05/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Soluion 07/05/14

Soluion 07/05/14

1 Gives the facts, but checks them all over again (8)

5 Cared about new star at the ball (6)

9 Sending small joint to primary, at first, in good order (8)

10 Rags, old and new, used to make a unisex garment (6)

12 Seem to change direction, on request (6)

13 Conceals some hard times in ancient Rome (5)

16 Little girl can turn out to give the go-ahead (6)

17 Award time-out to church, with confidence (8)

20 It’s senseless to follow one expected to lose (8)

21 Show one’s character, in spirit, we hear (6)

23 Impose an old tax on a small dwelling, of course (5)

25 Is about to quote 1 across, endlessly (6)

28 Object to having a trainee in charge of type (6)

29 Decide to reach a final settlement (8)

30 Essential quality of kind character’s make-up (6)

31 Hates to let trained competitors on the trac (8)

DOWN

1 Regrets promoting son in manoeuvre (4)

2 Invent a new word to change old into new, initially (4)

3 In turn, new Ford model went out of favour (9)

4 Make advances to inexperienced nurse (6)

6 Is flooded out in a winter thaw, as he warned (5)

7 Get round old drain, etc, if forced to organise (10)

8 Made an impression on journal boss, on paper (10)

11 First garden city about to shine brightly (5)

14 Divorce girl on the way out, having little time for fame (10)

15 Worker with one skill could still display his technical ability (10)

18 Had one’s doubts about special court, in short, being organised (9)

19 The directors may start to back out, and run down (5)

22 May approach a cold dwelling, small inside (6)

24 Judge had little time to run. That’s right (5)

26 Its hardly open-ended, to be honest (4)

27 Cleaned up most of the seats in church (4)

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