Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/11/13

12/11/13
12/11/13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Tory method of advancement is not to be upside down (3,5,3,2)

10 Promise to pleat in folds (9)

11 Stay for a time at bathroom unit (5)

12 Be determined to work out again (7)

13 Deserts counter-terrorists when a single blunder creeps in (7)

14 What are the chances of vice being reported at church councils? (6)

16 Finding a bone in the course of hobby makes history (4,4)

18 Approve of cat messing with a dove (8)

20 Said to be informed about legal expression of this (6)

23 All rate building on the side (7)

24 Bill uses arsenic with company making hot sauce (7)

26 Needed to start vehicle, we hear, in uniform shade (5)

27 Make it clear what El Cid ate: consumed uranium (9)

28 Refuse to give up on hire purchase, for example in the middle (5,3,5)

DOWN

2 Can’t stand as the conjuror (5)

3 It stuck in the craw that the squirearchy took precedence (7)

4 Discover nesting penguin eaten in West African country (6)

5 Charm gives Tamils an alternative vision (8)

6 Bin meat in putrid surrounding (7)

7 Emphasise position of letters’ dependants (9)

8 Wears island favour showing fair play (13)

9 Oh, a feast! Yet no spread of sweet film (1,5,2,5)

15 A number of corrupt young nuns (9)

17 Scottish castle’s the place for deer hunters (8)

19 Cockney’s expression of admiration, perhaps, at architectural molding (7)

21 Encountered by the sea, online bed and breakfast suffered dead heat, they say (3,4)

22 Our sty turns out to be covered in dust (6)

25 Fish seen to have silver head in wave (5)

Monday’s solution

Across: Grid 14: 3 First, 8 Reveal, 9 Rocked, 10 Covert, 11 Emulated, 12 Tar, 13 Parade, 14 Spare rib, 17 Impasse, 19 Stamina, 23 Triangle, 27 Attack, 29 Tan, 30 Somerset, 31 Strong, 32 Refuse, 33 Chased, 34 Light.

Down: 1 Fedora, 2 Demerara, 3 Flatters, 4 Reverse, 5 Trauma, 6 Scrape, 7 Yemeni, 13 Point, 15 Rhea, 16 Blank, 18 Son, 20 Transact, 21 Material, 22 Setting, 24 Rioted, 25 Avenue, 26 Gospel, 28 Canter.