Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/07/14

08/07/14

08/07/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 Bite off AA/RAC to chew on an unexpected blow (1,3,2,1,5)

9 Fails to make out contents of scan, though very near (7)

10 Was stud reduced to powder? (7)

11 There’s nothing to the east of this river (4)

12 Suspect is out of the sun (5)

13 Send account to police (4)

16 Attending roup to track down people at the heart of things (2-5)

17 You’re about to work no good when you’re not so old (7)

18 Companies spread around over vouchers (7)

21 Blessing hill one is climbing (7)

23 Conceal man in guise of king (4)

24 Second-rate troops are mad (5)

25 Welshman is left in with surrealist (4)

28 Study work, having time to commit to it again (7)

29 Most important circle of people used to hold opener (7)

30 Make a big effort to break up _ feel sore next (5,7)

DOWN

2 Merseyside town gets final lading of illegal drink (7)

3 Bond’s neckwear? (4)

4 Tomato sauce looks different starting where you eventually arrive (5,2)

5 Does twenty-four hours go quickly when you’re not eating anything? (4,3)

6 Animal and bird in pool under hood (4)

7 Turning up for trip to river (7)

8 Opposing states vis-a-vis water have not halted progress (5,7)

9 Film container sufficed when arrived at Academy for filming in secret (6,6)

14 Benefactor gets name put at centre of entrance (5)

15 Makes one’s own CD of poet (5)

19 Place us in move to high-end position (7)

20 Champion bird held to be responsible for fight breaking out (5,2)

21 Knock over relative of ignorant peasant (7)

22 Alpines dug up by dog (7)

26 Dead individual is finished (4)

27 American whiskeys reported to show an increase (4)

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