Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/02/14

14/02/14

14/02/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Send to where Diana lives (8)

9 Stitches wound, we hear, in restriction of duty (3,3)

10 Rabbit-holes found before Hastings, perhaps (6)

11 Stopping and starting to be a total match (8)

12 Country acting for union (4)

13 How to leave trench in exaggerated fashion (4,3,3)

15 Cattle parasite said to be caused by movement (7)

17 Pretended to be on feeding frenzy (7)

20 About to leave showing to advantage (7,3)

22 Designer of Central Park and London Pleasure Gardens losing hall (4)

24 Get out of courting in onesie (8)

26 Have a talk with the French in lodge (6)

27 Alleged to have sealed letter with plaster (6)

28 Tailored operation for immoderate admirer (8)

DOWN

1 Focus obsessively to name the day when giving away daughter (6)

2 Pure tear shed at opening (8)

3 Trains tone to vibrate, using extremely loud voice (10)

4 Pleased as punch to have slapped round side of head (7)

5 Present in action (2,2)

6 Dig up former Scottish philosopher (6)

7 Demolish animal nap (8)

14 Show exceptional quality (3,1,6)

16 Unfairness of belonging to actors’ union (8)

18 It’s a telltale sign to donate to charity shop, perhaps (8)

19 Brush with original fine soup (7)

21 Cops it for messing up subjects (6)

23 Odd and changeable (6)

25 Soup one’s covered over (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Securities, 6 Coma, 10 Unaware, 11 Routine, 12 Esoteric, 13 Staid, 15 recipe, 17 Meantime, 19 Disaster, 21 Permit, 24 Combe, 25 Interest, 28 Inhabit, 29 Oil-well, 30 News, 31 Brief cases.

Down: 1 Soul, 2 Classic, 3 React, 4 Theory, 5 Enriched, 7 Origami, 8 Amendments, 9 Nuisance, 14 Production, 16 Passer-by, 18 Register, 20 Somehow, 22 Masters, 23 Stroke, 26 Relic, 27 Plus.

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