Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 13/06/14

13/06/14

13/06/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Shell of vehicle that went fast (8)

5 Acknowledge outline of cover preparation (6)

10 Medicine men fake a new holy figure (7)

11 It’s typical to change leader when too old (7)

12 Stay for an offer in casualty (5)

13 One who doesn’t nag is warmer (3,2,4)

14 Many games not finished yet once in minority (5,6-3)

17 Let’s enter the pub, and profit as well (4,3,7)

21 No pets etc are permitted to roam at religious festival (9)

23 Source of light may gradually diminish (5)

24 Fit loud-hailer onto wing flap (7)

25 Heavy Metal that is at first sure to produce sardonic expressions (7)

26 Resist corruption by family member (6)

27 It was a case of whether deputy finished (8)

DOWN

1 Has cab taken roundabout route to Arab quarter (6)

2 Genuine gin prepared and put into order again (7)

3 Position of hard stuff on going up mountain (9)

4 Assessing chances of stealing preparation of Beef Wellington? (6,3,5)

6 Takes in sail when encountering rocks (5)

7 Top game requires mix of A1 blood (7)

8 Attempts to admit demise of fashionistas (8)

9 Father: tot (smile sadly) “I won’t tell you again!” (3,3,4,4)

15 Poet right to walk perilous path (9)

16 Putson show dramas about the underworld (8)

18 Try original ways of thinking about complexities (7)

19 Suggested the little devil told fibs (7)

20 Wiped out long periods of education (6)

22 What was it you initially found in lake? An eagle’s nest (5)

Thursday’s solution

Grid 15: Across: 1 Resolved, 5 Stroke, 9 Showdown, 10 Candid, 12 Eclair, 13 Satin, 16 Action, 17 Entangle, 20 Handsome, 21 Course, 23 Rapid, 25 Raisin, 28 Arises, 29 Harangue, 30 Detest, 31 Defender.

Down: 1 Rose, 2 Shop, 3 Ludicrous, 4 Enwrap, 6 Traps, 7 Old-stagers, 8 Endangered, 11 Grand, 14 Fatherland, 15 Standpoint, 18 Abominate, 19 Smart, 22 Pirate, 24 Dress, 26 Aged, 27 Wear.

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