Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/11/13

16/11/13

16/11/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Fellow is certain it’s a big crack (7)

5 Captain started selling fish (7)

9 Responsible organisation? (6,5)

10 Fool as stupid to begin with (3)

11 Witticisms that cannot be taken lying down? (8,5)

14 Enlist Pinero originally (4,2)

16 Drink from articles of porcelain (5,3)

18 Reap area of ground, arable fields (8)

19 Entering tabernacle, Richard Priest (6)

21 This task is done over and over again (10,3)

24 Small person endlessly suffering from spasmodic twitching (3)

25 Narrow yellow snake (11)

26 Others with skill begin again (7)

27 Again choose dance etc arrangement (2-5)

DOWN

1 Old-fashioned person found it misty but not in the middle (4)

2 European roll (5)

3 Ray’s extreme colour (11)

4 Spade manoeuvred a fish (6)

5 Second crisp elasticated hair-fastener (8)

6 Lady missing alternative key (3)

7 Mischievous tricks by the heartless red-headed joker (9)

8 Ancestries surprisingly provided opposition (10)

12 Alcoholic liquor coming from the wood? (6,5)

13 Agent for 19 across stopping short, having no right (10)

15 Views possibilities (9)

17 Innate impulse in street and in court (8)

20 Incarnation of lady sailor (6)

22 Bachelor to take the plunge (5)

23 Unacceptable fish run (4)

25 Child, one having hot drink (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Fretsaw, 5 Slumped, 9 Oppress, 10 Abigail, 11 Trolleyed, 12 Catty, 13 Dusky, 15 Unnoticed, 16 Blockhead, 18 Hosea, 21 Greys, 22 Eglantine, 24 Dribble, 26 Valance, 27 Due care, 28 Runners.

Down: 1 Frosted, 2 Employs, 3 Spell, 4 Wish you were here, 5 Stand and deliver, 6 Uni, 7 Plastic, 8 Delayed, 12 Catch, 14 Yokes, 16 Baghdad, 17 One time, 19 Science, 20 Ageless, 23 Nylon, 25 Boa.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Having a field day, 9 Lights out, 10 Tonal, 11 Ready, 12 Glengarry, 13 Octet, 15 Mountains, 17 Signature, 19 Drawl, 21 Saltpetre, 23 Crass, 24 Talon, 25 Chipolata, 26 Overstep the mark.

Down: 1 Hilarious, 2 Vagrant, 3 Nutty, 4 Among, 5 In the nude, 6 Litigated, 7 Denarii, 8 Yolky, 14 Trappings, 15 Moustache, 16 Sales talk, 18 Galilee, 20 Alabama, 21 Set-to, 22 Evict, 23 Clove.

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