Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/10/13

08/10/13

08/10/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Dramatic story about site boundary (8)

5 Standing by Kansas, for example, not the end of America (6)

9 Appear to have no doubts about announcing coal measures next to river (4,4)

10 Sufi, say, travelled on Jimmy’s ticket (6)

12 Skilful radio adaptation finished on time (6)

13 Deal commercially with one abandoning bitter outburst (5)

16 Dr Hinge may dodge having first name included (6)

17 Butterfly bush producing ideal bud (8)

20 News report exchanges fashionable shot (8)

21 Effect equipment to turn down pages (3-3)

23 Run away with countryman, carrying nothing (5)

25 Antelope smell strongly of deep body odour (6)

28 United? Alas, more like disunited (6)

29 Abuse solitary supporter of crown (8)

30 It’s up to band to be wearing (6)

31 Mended guitar, perhaps, while taking a breather on way up ladder (8)

DOWN

1 and 2 Decline to consider religious festival (4,4)

3 Hold out ball with final fling (4,5)

4 Fine northern missile (6)

6 Attempt to attract holy person for secret appointment (5)

7 Did tree matter, quizzically, when I wandered lonely as a cloud, for example? (10)

8 Desk with hidden element on top of lowest surface (10)

11 Strong-minded stand out without need of conjunction (5)

14 Cinematic racehorse using hard tack (10)

15 Doorman says he has to carry beer (4,6)

18 Item of toiletry surprisingly not adored (9)

19 Take car across one Scandinavian sea loch (5)

22 Work out with wintertime poem (6)

24 Macbeth, for example: at first temptation he’s up to no good (5)

26 Be prone to put middle character in place (4)

27 Kind of party that may earn label following initial stupor (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Patriotism, 8 Hedge, 9 Least, 10 Period, 11 Agree, 13 Theory, 14 Degrees, 15 Assume, 17 Hoisted, 20 Stardom, 22 Chaser, 24 Reading, 26 Ascend, 28 Piece, 30 Teller, 31 Inert, 32 Venom, 33 Typesetter.

Down: 1 Palatial, 2 Trade, 3 Inertia, 4 Tape, 5 Surveyor, 6 Sedge, 7 Ogles, 8 Hoards, 12 Recess, 16 Settee, 18 Downplay, 19 Predator, 21 Redeem, 23 Hostile, 24 Ripen, 25 Actor, 27 Event, 29 Free.

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