Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/02/14

11/02/14
11/02/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Nationalist nerve seen at church with bells, for example (6,2,6)

9 Schooled one to miss out on being daintier when spoilt (7)

10 Throw peg at us to steal the show (7)

11 Favoured girl cuts first conversation with bumpkin (4)

12 Strong chance of body search (5)

13 Egyptian sun: give it full marks! (4)

16 Reformed Episcopalians say a prayer for need after car crash, perhaps (7)

17 Attempt to follow friend is not to be taken seriously (6)

19 Bright light shone on street clothes (6)

22 Being fed up with liberties taken in bedroom (7)

25 Homework done with energy when last of dinner’s swallowed (4)

26,27 Unrefined mineral served as sailor reported to meet sailor (5,4)

30 First woman to remain on mountain (7)

31 Assess railway as being the making of nation (7)

32 Argue in favour of thus protecting object from wear and tear? (4,1,4,3,2)

DOWN

1 Shop where Schubert was found wandering (8)

2 Recants on going into altered states of consciousness (7)

3 Not having spring, lifeless and not known to be at the forefont (4)

4 Disciplined soldier in attendance (7)

5 Tropical fruit spoils with undertaking (7)

6 Hops in house here (4)

7 Something in soap, perhaps, leading to business of marriage (4,3)

8 River flowing through course in Europe (5)

14 Australian animal found in extreme bottom of brush (5)

15 Warning signal put up in centre lane (5)

18 Let them stay transfixed with this gem (8)

20 It’s true, the existence of a girl with this name (7)

21 I abandon criteria, becoming confused and unreliable (7)

22 Bogeymen give person pains, losing last chance (7)

23 He makes plans to be a medic later on (7)

24 Flavour of the month ready to be overturned (5)

28 Said to be top dog (4)

29 Reported hard as rock (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Documentaries, 10 Excuses, 11 Blinder, 12 Adam, 13 Nyala, 14 Ewes, 17 Indignant, 19 Model, 20 Noose, 22 Deduction, 24 Hate, 25 Delay, 27 Sari, 30 Plastic, 31 Ironing, 32 Statisticians.

Down: 2 Orchard, 3 Unst, 4 Essay, 5 Tabulated, 6 Ruin, 7 Endowed, 8 Relationships, 9 Crash-landings, 15 Agley, 16 Smack, 18 Audiences, 21 Outcast, 23 Italian, 26 Alibi, 28 Stot, 29 Topi.