Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/05/14

Cryptic crossword*

Cryptic crossword*

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Here is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. One of a cyclist’s overheads? (5-6)

9. A ring, one of coral (5)

10.Price one pays for freedom (6,5)

11.Consecrate Elizabeth, about 50 (5)

12.Spilt cup of tea, prepare to act bravely (4,2,2)

14.A letter’s transposed in sheets of typeface (8)

15. How prisoner had broken free? (7)

17.This sly movement became fashionable (7)

20. 3 down shortly to quit giving reliable information (4,4)

21. Drawing back lines to go across (8)

24. Produce a strain (5)

25. Acquittal that’s no longer single allowance (11)

26. Did not start in town in Mid-Wales to make short military observation (5)

27. Fresh start using sealant Alec prepared (1,5,5)

DOWN

2. Some require a tailor-made lasso (5)

3. Lady that is from South America first (5)

4. Family group removing gap on electronic part of website (4,4)

5. Belgian king went first round choppy pool (7)

6. Terence went round bay dishing out fruit (8)

7. Webster who could be wealthy (5,6)

8. One might feel uncomfortable if it’s not far from one’s house (5,2,4)

12. Can fly anywhere without worries of troubles (4,2,1,4)

13. Study no end of money, English, in agreement (11)

16. Sad paean coming from Californian city (8)

18. Athlete’s introductory test? (5,3)

19. Friendly understanding that could be more than cordial (7)

22. Praise old OT character coming up (5)

23. One in uniform on the lookout for talent? (5)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:

Grid 19: Across: 1 Sagacity, 5 Abacus, 10 Insular, 11 Ingenue, 12 Llama, 13 Wasteland, 14 Join the rat race, 17 Hot and bothered, 21 The throat, 23 Aster, 24 Agrippa, 25 Tribune, 26 Damask, 27 Aesthete.

Down: 1 Swills, 2 Gestapo, 3 Colcannon, 4 Throw the book at, 6 Bugle, 7 Cantata, 8 Steadied, 9 First-rate title, 15 Therapist, 16 Shetland, 18 Theorem, 19 Extrude, 20 Greece, 22 Hopes.

Grid 39: Across: 1 Stripper, 6 Legacy, 9 Exe, 10 Quatrain, 11 Velvet, 12 Shoe, 13 Afghan coat, 15 Argue the toss, 18 Pay dividends, 21 Benefactor, 23 Ruin, 24 Utopia, 26 Heliport, 27 Nae, 28 Hybrid, 29 Dithered.

Down: 2 Taught, 3 In the saddle, 4 Playa, 5 Renegue, 6 Leviathan, 7 Gal, 8 Crevasse, 14 Catastrophe, 16 Give a hand, 17 Tapestry, 19 Ditched, 20 Fierce, 22 Relet, 25 Par.

*Apologies for the lower picture quality, its due to a few technical problem

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