Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/05/15

12/05/15
12/05/15
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

12/05/15

12/05/15

1 Gets down and scrapes the ground following first defeat at game of stones (5,3,6)

9 Be convinced by pig getting over the fence (7)

10 Drug used by harassed editors? (7)

11 Ship that’s sizeable with original rigging installed (4)

12 Alas, perhaps, that can be reprised (5)

13 Creepy relic displaying cremation material (4)

16 Request for a rundown of obscure word about period with computers (5,2)

17 Starve Pennsylvanian sect who are initially fat (6)

19 CD with domain suffix about a boy, for example (6)

22 Fundamentalists have a new leader with tempestuous mooncalf (7)

25 Help procured with a gamble (4)

26 Doctor’s sick: what’s the routine? (5)

27 To perish embracing right is dreadful (4)

30 Lose Mel when drunk on white wine (7)

31 Repeat tea rite in uncertain fashion (7)

32 Sail another route and see something different with remote handling probably (6,8)

DOWN

1 Sailor in unemployment situation is free from going wrong (8)

2 Can one throw any dice with poison? (7)

3 Let flesh retire without ending ego (4)

4 Old bottles unsuitable for this Welsh city? (7)

5 Go away in a hurry to write a brief note (4,3)

6 Primate’s unknown at the top (4)

7 Emergency Medical Service uses little horse mesmerised by pasteurised sandwich in mausoleum, say (7)

8 Snake seen in summer (5)

14 Pull off courage (5)

15 Previously missing instance is enough (5)

18 Steering away from whole numbers (8)

20 Thoroughly stitch up with balls delivered from opposite directions (7)

21 Erosion of the prom at Northumbrian town (7)

22 Food served on pass is not very hot (7)

23 I hear help is given to 11 by regiment (7)

24 Black troops go mad (5)

28 Plan for greenfield site (4)

29 Choose safe even boundaries that are visible (4)