Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/08/13

08/08/13
08/08/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Copper sulphide initially used for old masters (10)

9 For 100 times took right turn to find the essential point (4)

10 Trade in ideas about things that are much wanted (10)

11 With respect, have to apply in detail (6)

12 Was the Fed, finally right behind conscription in the US? (5)

15 Have to play down last big deficit (5)

18 One trailing after politician has an excuse (5)

19 Is directly opposed to one having small missile (7)

20 Would a loyal subject prevaricate, say, on the way back? (5)

21 Find the cost of a holiday in Capri centrally (5)

22 Confident, after a very long time, of cancellation (7)

23 Head off out to sea, though felt awful (5)

24 Get close to having the last pint, at the end of the day (5)

26 Chance to take in additives to invest (5)

29 Play in-off, to a certain extent (2,1,3)

31 Communist used to get rid of many assigned new jobs (10)

32 In the beginning, he’d entered the garden (4)

33 He passed over a river with the advance guards (10)

DOWN

2 Start to work with two competing hands (4)

3 Tightens one’s belt to set limits with small allowances (6)

4 Make a point to a principal, in a advance (5)

5 Turner took on one climbing plant (5)

6 Institute for some of the finest artists around (5)

7 Arrangement for musical instrument before I have to 25 down (10)

8 Build up pier next to me in trial (10)

13 About to rent out house for free (7)

14 Is lucky to lose a little time, by chance (7)

15 Sad about leaving, although quite stimulated (10)

16 Finished up very wealthy, in spite of being surcharged (10)

17 Odds on runner coming back at pace (5)

18 Poplar tree growing in areas penned off (5)

25 Speak as one new to the Grampian area (6)

26 Some cowsheds situated in nearby residential areas (5)

27 Edge along furtively, when left inside (5)

28 Come to a point, to run after record (5)

30 Heavy metal taken from shale adjacent to a mine (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Couldn’t care less, 9 Postman, 10 Outdoor, 11 Liana, 12 Battalion, 13 Awesome, 14 Defence, 16 Yew tree, 19 Malmsey, 21 Crossbill, 23 Heron, 24 Israeli, 25 Nouveau, 26 New-Commonwealth.

Down: 1 Capillary action, 2 Upstage, 3 Demeanour, 4 Tenable, 5 Adopted, 6 Extra, 7 Emotion, 8 Strangely enough, 15 Full house, 17 Woodrow, 18 Elitism, 19 Melanin, 20 Surreal, 22 Stenoa.