Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/07/14

07/10/14

07/10/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Come after spell, but it should have happened earlier (3,6,4)

10 Think about force left by controversial short therapy (7)

11 I’m in front of low flat marshland, to take the plunge (7)

12 Find a rare bird in a pine nest in Hawaii (4)

13 Captivate a flock of goldfinches for a spell (5)

14 Greek character caught on, in style (4)

17 Draw up rota in place for old queen (9)

19 Alas, she is not entirely well-adjusted (5)

20 Cross over individual, at speed (5)

22 Used to spend lavishly up in the air (9)

24 Dreadful day; a time to leave 20 across (4)

25 Heard you were involved in legal action for a reason (5)

27 Seeks to get time off for some odd jobs (4)

30 Opposing hands get near to pen (7)

31 Aiming to get rid of good pain-killer (7)

32 Takes time to win girl, and has a successful relationship (5,8)

DOWN

2 Violation of a receiver in assault (7)

3 Complain about worker in front of farmer, initially (4)

4 Deliver iron model to church (5)

5 Forces one into action on the tracks (9)

6 Is well-trained, thanks to setter (4)

7 Demonstrator could spoil popular singer (7)

8 Some close relations have well-known issues (13)

9 Grand chimes in disarray, when buying and selling (13)

15 Chose to work with heartless type, by day (5)

16 Go into the g green, terribly overgrown (5)

18 Try to lead a military force, with time for a declaration (9)

21 With month left to go, bed produced fruit (7)

23 Be entitled to get half the side to wait (7)

26 Informed on leading light using the vernacular (5)

28 May work in the outskirts of the City, to reproduce (4)

29 Observe small vessel in position (4)

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