Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/04/14

09/04/14

09/04/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Explorer and I took a shrub (7)

5 Indirect slanting (7)

9 Dangerous place where one might be criticised (2,3,6,4)

10 Eventually he is expected to succeed without being a winner (4)

11 During the discontent I one-sidedly debate (10)

13 Rug Anita randomly covered with cheese! (2,6)

14 Priest brewed ale for show (6)

16 Reptile in furrow returned, let loose (6)

18 Pleasure jockey has from one driving illegally (8)

21 Easily seen once albeit camouflaged (10)

22 Part of Australasia? Yes and no (4)

24 It gives a better atmosphere indoors (3-12)

25 Drink feature at conference (5-2)

26 Coming from annexe get exciting part for interpreter (7)

DOWN

1 Steward, one in charge of steps? (6,9)

2 Piece taken from newspaper likely to offend (7)

3 Arkwright’s son coming from southern border (4)

4 A police body is so upset by sour substance in the blood (8)

5 After work I consumed a drug (6)

6 Stony fruit? (10)

7 One of five in east took medicine (7)

8 Figure at all times in familiar emotional tangle (7,8)

12 Spread found on board that cannot be eaten (10)

15 Prevented way out game (8)

17 Right off initially, tour another area in New Zealand (7)

19 Kid lies abominably causing aversion (7)

20 Governor fighting place for thieves (6)

23 Drop off nearly twelve (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Polyunsaturate, 3 Decider, 10 Tantrum, 11,12 and 13 Can’t buy me love, 16 Recalls, 17 Clouts, 18 Prefab, 22 Sincere, 25 Cavy, 26 Audit, 27 Asia, 30 Mangoes, 31 Dispose, 32 Made a night of it.

Down: 1 Pedicure, 2 Laconic, 3 Undo, 4 Sprouts, 5 Totemic, 6 Runt, 7 turn out, 8 Amber, 14 Aloft, 15 Doing, 18 Decadent, 20 Ravenna, 21 Boursin, 22 Shindig, 23 Ease off, 24 Scamp, 28 Coke, 29 Is it.

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