Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/04/15

14/04/15

14/04/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 Employing deliberately vague and oblique style, using devious subtractions (12)

9 and 11 You need to catch it for tomorrow’s delivery of military valediction (3,4,4)

10 Expose team in the Open (7)

11 See 9

12 Be in a trance when drug’s taken in whisky (5)

13 Hideaway for a hen, it’s said (4)

16 On behalf of relations approaching middle age (7)

17 Have repeat performances demanded at finish possessing heart (7)

18 and 23 Happy? No, dear - in trouble. Trust to Providence (4,3,4)

21 Strange combination of jewels (7)

23 See 18

24 Be smug about giddy creature who’s embracing love (5)

25 Highly qualified infant? (4)

28 Steal when surrounded by compassion - does that show honourable character? (7)

29 Proverbially packed fish as diner ordered (7)

30 Not happy bunnies? Give them some Easter food (3,5,4)

DOWN

2 Priest, perhaps, when subordinate to bishop (7)

3 Try to persuade firm to take over a variable quantity (4)

4 Slows down starred elements (7)

5 Gas consumed by newborn (7)

6,7 How someone might disappear when ascending high mountain? (4,4,3)

8 I seethe as rad develops circulation problems (5,7)

9 Chart programme for winning Dad (3,2,3,4)

14 Casual greeting takes poke at Muslim veil (5)

15 Races round due to false alarm (5)

19 Monday’s child is said to be face of Egyptian ruler (7)

20 One who holds up slice after first couple of delicacies (7)

21 Spectacles of girls following another girl (7)

22 Minister quits end of Bible with great joy (7)

26 Perish the thought, initially, of cutting down on food (4)

27 Colourless poet stands up (4)

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