Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/11/13

15/11/13

15/11/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Worry was about tool (7)

5 Collapsed as rushed to go round chimney (7)

9 Tyrannise work of print media (7)

10 She’s the maid of a large first class First Lady (7)

11 Networking bully had a good look at blind drunk (9)

12 Empty-headed – losing head altogether – becoming spiteful (5)

13 Dim view of the French overhead (5)

15 Noun cited wrongly went without heed (9)

16 Idiot means to obstruct chief (9)

18 Prophet found in house on the shore (5)

21 Horses voicing what they do (5)

22 Rose in elegant fashion (9)

24 See source of dry river trickle (7)

26 Museum has weapon with decorative edging (7)

27 This must be exercised for H&S to be somehow cured with help from A&E (3,4)

28 The ones in a race of beans (7)

DOWN

1 Decorated in a sparkling way with fresh soft red (7)

2 Uses spymaster, we hear, and dodges (7)

3 Take a turn to list letters (5)

4 Looking for a different girlfriend online? Post message from holiday location (4,3,4,4)

5 Stanley and Daniel relive horror after doctor quotes from Dick Turpin (5,3,7)

6 Central reunion in higher education (3)

7 Clasp it freely – it’s malleable (7)

8 Held up by song in the middle of action (7)

12 Draw back together to hear properly (5)

14 Binds together by including one agreement within another (5)

16 Secured notice of report in Iraq city (7)

17 ‘E came in punctually on a single occasion (3,4)

19 Systematic enquiry carried on since reform of the common era (7)

20 Eagles flying over Skye originally are forever young (7)

23 Any London area can produce synthetic polymer (5)

25 Exclamation to surprise a snake (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Stubborn, 5 Parsec, 9 Dogmatic, 10 Lagoon, 12 Revere, 13 Tawse, 16 Avocet, 17 Strainer, 20 Insisted, 21 Effort, 23 Upset, 25 Gamble, 28 Amends, 29 Carapace, 30 Entire, 31 Attempts.

Down: 1 Side, 2 Urge, 3 Blameless, 4 Raided, 6 Apart, 7 Shop-window, 8 Consecrate, 11 Berth, 14 Manipulate, 15 Consistent, 18 Affiliate, 19 Ledge, 22 Impact, 24 Tudor, 26 Vamp, 27 Fens.

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