Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/03/15

12/03/15

12/03/15

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

12/03/15

12/03/15

1 Paid £100 in order to be undisturbed (6)

4 Charged a leading seaman, having put to sea (8)

9 If one’s in surplus, can stand one’s ground (6)

10 DJ, for instance, produced pale dry cider, initially (2,6)

12 Hard-worker cursed when not in charge (5)

13 Unconventional character away from the centre, not all there (9)

14 Prominent landmark standing out in a line of defence (7)

15 Have an obligation to make first appearance without you, we hear (4)

19 Independent fellow went to the back of the bar (4)

21 Run away from vessels, and trips, in the main (7)

24 After all, without delay, and at the same time (3,2,4)

26 It’s more boring, so throw in the towel (5)

27 Got close up, having attracted new listener (4,4)

28 Constructed road in to 8 down to set things up (6)

29 Determined to track down little boy who was apprehended (8)

30 Stand by to get a first degree, at present (6)

DOWN

1 Praised a redevelopment of the celestial city (8)

2 Gather together to stroll round a ship, at the end (8)

3 Popular idol starting to appear in screen turned out to be two-faced (9)

5 Society cut back, right away and was tempted to follow (7)

6 Would he sound like a US film director? (5)

7 Some runners may cover small sprigs in the garden (6)

8 Call the shots when arranging credit (6)

11 Take a chance over new direction (4)

16 Made a mistake, when left unconscious in bed (9)

17 Calculate the odds in test. I’m at evens (8)

18 Keep away from the latest Rangers shenanigans (8)

20 Did supporter succeed with a flourish? (7)

21 Boasted about company providing credit to both East and West (4)

22 Although it’s sugar-coated, it lacks energy, to be frank (6)

23 Did customer give a pound back in small change? (6)

25 Is not getting back in charge of a stimulant (5)

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