Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/02/14

18/02/14
18/02/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Gives encouragement and majority support for taking in some breakfast (4,3,5)

9 Went by bike, we hear, to visit Mama and Papa, using highway layout (7)

10 Make a blunder using fork prong round the edges of pate (7)

11 Pay attention to item in music (4)

12 I am involved with Boys Brigade, creating cartoon character (5)

13 Introduction to finding out new type of Helvetica, say (4)

16 Vitality New Zealand emigrant first brought to Florence in Italy (7)

17 North America’s rank and more unpleasant (7)

18 In a hurry to get black market base (7)

21 Little people see God and King among waves (7)

23 Post said to betray gender discrimination? (4)

24 Briefly start to achieve victory over religious establishment (5)

25 Repeat being environmentally minded around the house (4)

28 Most spare bird’s home on meadow (7)

29 Desirable feature has the last word it can take at the end of the day (7)

30 Do nothing, or send for leading elder to go in and get things under control again (7,5)

DOWN

2 One who works hard to put on roof timber, having finished ceiling (7)

3 Add pressure to oil reservoir (4)

4 Clap one went down with in Erewhon, perhaps (2,5)

5 Confection with which to wash hair? (4,3)

6 Stopping in Irish county (4)

7 Bairn, 10, playing in East African city (7)

8 Use fear to try to compile magazine piece (7,5)

9 Everyday freedom to go anywhere in workplace (3,2,3,4)

14 Loud speaker talking head off is bound to irritate (5)

15 Wild audience at ceremony for this award (5)

19 Cut down numbers of cast on location of disappearing act (4,3)

20 Is tooth painful? Proverbially, it will pass (4,3)

21 Tied cat down to lead by the nose (7)

22 “MMR”, perhaps, is holiday film (7)

26 Former American soldiers become British professionals (4)

27 Made arrangements to include beloved (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 From the word go, 10 In control, 11 Blade, 12 Turmoil, 13 Orifice, 14 Racing, 16 Mechanic, 18 Panorama, 20 Amuses, 23 Litotes, 24 Ignites, 26 Cabin, 27 Ignorance, 28 Bedding plants.

Down: 2 Recur, 3 Monsoon, 4 Herald, 5 Welcomes, 6 Rubbish, 7 Gradients, 8 Picture palace, 9 Defence system, 15 Constable, 17 Emission, 19 Retuned, 21 Minerva, 22 Kidnap, 25 Tenet.