Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/11/13

09/11/13
09/11/13
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Enjoying a pleasant time, 24 hours in the open-air (6,1,5,3)

9 Not important to us struggling when it is time to sleep (6,3)

10 According to key weight, a learner concluded (5)

11 Some cash immediately available (5)

12 Two boys with capital cover in the Highlands (9)

13 Eight people who work and play together (5)

15 Peaks no tsunami can destroy (9)

17 Pen-name? (9)

19 Slow speech designed to entice one leftwards? (5)

21 Chemical dispersed pets later (9)

23 Insensitive dolt had little credit first (5)

24 Look into brown claw (5)

25 Only a small banger (9)

26 Go beyond what is acceptable, bowl a no-ball! (8,3,4)

DOWN

1 Very funny lady shortly has debts (9)

2 Virginia’s allowance for tramp (7)

3 Mentally unhinged like Hazel? (5)

4 Surrounded by assortment of mango (5)

5 Model, to appear thus, should assume nothing (2,3,4)

6 Was dishonest about item brought up with gun and took legal action (9)

7 Old coins coming from drain ie rubbish (7)

8 Eggy? Only partly (5)

14 Catching more than one of the accessories (9)

15 Has to include ring before getting pain found under one’s nose (9)

16 Ask Stella about statements made by rep (5,4)

18 Girl, one finding shelter on land in Middle East (7)

20 State where we find Birmingham (7)

21 Second part of tennis match, say, brief and vigorous contest (3-2)

22 Expel from the Victorian residence (5)

23 Fellow, about 50, having spice (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Rock face, 5 Cheque, 9 Camelids, 10 Damage, 12 Zenith, 13 Entry, 16 Evokes, 17 Due north, 20 Relieved, 21 Octane, 23 Femur, 25 Abrade, 28 Natron, 29 Dormouse, 30 Hangar, 31 Presides.

Down: 1 Rice, 2 Comp, 3 Fullerene, 4 Caddis, 6 Heave, 7 Quarter day, 8 Emery wheel, 11 Choux, 14 Zebra finch, 15 Joe Lampton, 18 Nicodemus, 19 Texan, 22 Arbour, 24 Rhona, 26 Quad, 27 Jews.