Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/01/15

17/01/15

17/01/15

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Friday's solution

1 Crashing head-on with fur flying, it hasn’t happened before (7-2)

6 Tie up bundle of hay (5)

9 Sheep from edge of English city (6,9)

10 Like trees that had been transplanted (5)

11 Ratings ie becoming most indistinct (9)

12 Insult a female taking leading position (7)

13 He can remove one new shackle (7)

15 Rotter enclosed note on rhythm (7)

17 Leave a belt on (7)

18 Lines, skim over having a white quality (9)

20 Lose colour in the dance? (5)

22 There’s no need to offer second person more than this (2,4,2,3,4)

23 Poet without doubt occupied inside (5)

24 Lucky sort of magnet (9)

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1 A few perhaps did not start having brown earthy mineral (5)

2 See 21

3 A male part of speech? (5,4)

4 Please switch illumination off (7)

5 Father and I found way in ship (7)

6 Two singles amongst half the score make the connection (3-2)

7 Where one might be misled between the beds? (2,3,6,4)

8 Ronnie’s to convert hormone (9)

12 Go with chaperon (9)

14 Can sue the variety singer (9)

16 Seer was hotheaded? Nonsense (7)

17 A spokesman accepted skinhead is the one who tests metals (7)

19 Bone found by one going to North Carolina, North America (5)

21 and 2 Thereon foolish madman involved in awkward situation (2,3,5,2,1,7)

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