Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/02/2015

Cryptic crossword 12/02/2015

Cryptic crossword 12/02/2015

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Very nearly on the fairway a lot (6,4)

6 To sweep along, at sea, canoe used divers, initially (4)

10 Give a wrong impression in front of new foreigner (8)

11 Way to move below deck with a close associate (9)

12 It’s good to embrace a model, but it’s subject to limitations (6)

13 Come back to rush East German, at the end (7)

15 Coaches may need to have some extra insurance (6)

16 Amaze one that a new host is being trained (8)

19 Although rather pretentious, lover could be priceless (8)

21 Feeling sick after having a turn in the North Sea (6)

24 Discovers old castle is being rebuilt (7)

26 Use a steering apparatus to convey fish to the Queen (6)

28 Tudor rank devised for a major route (5,4)

29 Had little time to object to the French right (5)

30 Wife left to live with a common young girl at one time (4)

31 Began to have sex, at the end, in the end (10)

DOWN

1 Record over a new blueprint (4)

2 Remove the ruling class with many in action, initially (9)

3 Yank under stress may be in suspense (7)

4 Made fun of second deck, in a way (6)

5 Concentrate on company man having to forge ahead (8)

7 Charles I, with opposite hands, laments his fate (5)

8 A stupid person would get the dregs to rule (10)

9 Did an ancient poet undermine a hostelry, gaining nothing (6)

14 Put details away as specified (10)

17 Police officer had to check out an alternative ending (9)

18 Manages to end up below par, so wastes away (4,4)

20 Popular return by new recruits (6)

22 Compose a duet with it, and got it checked over (7)

23 Game boy had to travel across the last cutting (6)

25 Did a club throw out a surly fellow? (5)

27 Be cautious, in fact, when on the edge (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Advertising, 9 Aorta, 10 Pillion-seat, 11 Heart, 12 Pentagon, 14 Narrator, 15 Amongst, 17 Address, 20 Toe-piece, 21 Skin-deep, 24 Krona, 25 Level-headed, 26 Coded, 27 Interrelate.

Down: 2 Drive, 3 Eclat, 4 Thoughts, 5 Susanna, 6 Gathered, 7 Break the ice, 8 Factory shop, 12 Penalty kick, 13 Nanoseconds, 16 Grimaldi, 18 Decipher, 19 Besiege, 22 Drawl, 23 Elect.

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