Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/12/14

09/12/14
09/12/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

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Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 How large an obscurity should be given to Mr Multi-spouse? (8)

5 Slap child with strip of cloth (6)

9 Dear isle glimpsed hazily by the stars (8)

10 Undress and plunge to the street (6)

12 Most abundant provided at heart of recreation ... (6)

13 ... and have a change of heart on the ground (5)

16 Savoury crust cooked at ring (6)

17 Buddhist designs Burmese city with different finish (8)

20 Fine material with major medical failure, apparently (8)

21 Scandinavian found in dominion or dictatorship (6)

23 Took fright when left away from protection (5)

25 Goes steady with one employed in revenue department (6)

28 In changing lead, bypasses egg shapes (6)

29 French friends introduced to old king in ladies’ underwear (8)

30 Edward the Hard Man said to have hair that’s sticking up (6)

31 Elizabeth II is one who supports motion (8)

DOWN

1 Chief architectural feature (4)

2 Proceed over Dales boundaries with revered personages (4)

3 One who undertakes to call for further works by Venetian painter (9)

4 Climbed like snakes, for example (6)

6 One who comes in to give hand signal and give up (5)

7 Does Wordsworth’s poem lead to fugue? (3,7)

8 Take it out on inanimate object and go to bed (3,3,4)

11 Toast work of one sometimes clad in ermine (5)

14 An enjoyable pastime for someone always prepared to ... (1,4,5)

15 ... make light of it with thug if foal founders (5,2,3)

18 Pair last month I took a moment to show typical size of paperback (9)

19 Type I spun as showing devotion to religion (5)

22 Breathe out, having been once healthy (6)

24 Trick to keep out of the way (5)

26 and 27 Care deeply about head lord being brought down (4,4)