Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/12/13

14/12/13
14/12/13
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Saturday’s puzzle...

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Friday's solution

Friday's solution

1 Leading musicians are high-ranking officers (3,5)

5 Excessive supply in French protein (6)

9 Hotel guest found no parking in Lincoln, say (8)

10 Large rope was knotted by her outside (6)

11 Struggling nut should follow not having been instructed (8)

13 Got the potential out of slum area (6)

14 No hope of confining surprised expression (3)

16 Speak endlessly about joint type of warfare (6)

19 Running quickly over flashing device on computer at end of day (7)

20 Hold the admiral (6)

21 Bill has time to perform (3)

26 Old car found in Trent estuary (6)

27 Very large like Henry VIII’s bed? (4-4)

28 Raymond goes round a South African or Scottish island (6)

29 Southern European bridge, one taking a road (8)

30 Become more profound as letter writer (6)

31 Cadet Jan moved alongside (8)

DOWN

1 Force reported talk (6)

2 Old Spanish settler (6)

3 Elementary combination of mud and air (6)

4 Spanish saint used short-cut on guitar (6)

6 The early revolution was tough (8)

7 Try some toothpaste maybe in laboratory (4,4)

8 Only just by a slender margin (8)

12 Dismissal or sideways movement he’s accepted (3,4)

15 Food in abundance (3)

16 Attempt by Terry taking alternate letters (3)

17 Some hint here disguising being insolvent (2,3,3)

18 Make a hash of meal back in US picnic (8)

19 Available funds for area included (8)

22 Fancied some cigarettes? (6)

23 Time and motion programme (6)

24 Direct eyes upon and kiss one during fight, say! (6)

25 Rush item to prepare again (2-4)