Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/01/14

09/01/14
09/01/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 One would come in here with Bush or Clinton, for instance (9)

6 Went away, having no time to get docked (5)

9 Influence performance at college by working (3,4)

10 Painter with an endless scope can be trouble-makers (7)

11 At one time, used emphasis, even in court (5)

12 Did Bill discharge volley of criticism? (9)

13 Tantrum could be happening, at some stage (5)

14 Object in popular pack was passed down (9)

17 Beats off a dog, but could be incapacitated (9)

19 Claimed to take first place for savoury (5)

21 Help can be accessible (9)

24 Old tax collectors took on spades (or clubs) (5)

26 Turns down agents over the last house (7)

27 Find old correspondence at new address (7)

28 Avoid having to perform by day, say, in come-back (5)

29 Did patient have second part of a dish? (9)

DOWN

1 Return record to help party in Wales (5)

2 Be passionate about small department at hospital, to fall back on (7)

3 Carry out an instrument in order to perform (9)

4 It’s uplifting to belong in new organisation (9)

5 Somebody will have to get into the boat, or soon drown (5)

6 Assumed one could serve as an example to Germany (5)

7 A practical type is genuine, one’s told initially (7)

8 Decline to kowtow to European decree, at first (9)

13 Went to court over pollution, and was vindicated (9)

15 Make allowances for disputes over field boundaries (9)

16 Gets irate about cuts, so had to go to the country (9)

18 Head boy got teased, but then boasted about it (7)

20 Qualification needed for one in foreign aid organisation (7)

22 Having left, at one time, he was quite flexible (5)

23 Put some graduates in charge of a computer language (5)

25 Spill the beans over the last toast (5)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Bakewell pudding, 9 Rostrum, 10 Striped, 11 Termite, 12 Ascribe, 13 Flight recorder, 15 Emperor penguin, 21 Declaim, 22 Ringlet, 23 Shotgun, 24 Garment, 25 Closer and closer.

Down: 1 Berate, 2 Kestrel, 3 Warning triangle, 4 Lambent, 5 Passage, 6 Director-general, 7 Implied, 8 Gadgetry, 14 Geodesic, 16 Piccolo, 17 Romania, 18 Enraged, 19 Illness, 20 Stater.