Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/12/13

17/12/13

17/12/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 Found target that’s originally lost in playing video game (5,5,4)

9 Latterly both should join in reflection (7)

10 The story goes that a garland of flowers was given to singer on the rocks (7)

11,12 and 13 Post-Beeching experience, perhaps, is without issue (4,2,3,4)

16 Offered real reform of central government (7)

17 Suppose one can get away without ‘please’ to partner (6)

19 Pupils sent back for silly mistake (4-2)

22 Insect is provided with protected habitat in South American city (5,2)

25 Pronounce, starting off at the top, to ... (4)

26 ... express absolute (5)

27 News cleverly stitched up (4)

30 Fail to disapprove of academic who’s covered in ice-cream (7)

31 Cocktail that doctor has a lot of, we hear (7)

32 Go south to breed collie with terrier, say (5,3,6)

DOWN

1 Stop obsessing over trivia and procreate (3,1,4)

2 Use a rod when crazy and disturbed (7)

3 Perform good original surgery on animals (4)

4 Fault he suffers is obnoxious (7)

5 Steals in to fulfil chessgame (7)

6 Laura’s heart gives out interior radiation (4)

7 Ropes in everyone who corresponds (7)

8 Cads take the top off rosés, for example (5)

14 Be in tears over exercise held in underground room (5)

15 Twisted with injury (5)

18 Incline downwards when few runs are made, perhaps (4,4)

20 Left being a wage-slave to become a student (7)

21 Touch that is not heartless given to sick person (7)

22 Laundrette predecessor ties me a bundle (7)

23 Vow that Edward managed to deflect (7)

24 Room to throw up hats which fall to earth (5)

28 Outstanding feature of governor (4)

29 Introduced to usual society at the same time (4)

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