Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/06/14

19/06/14
19/06/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Solution 18/06/14

Solution 18/06/14

1 Device used to reproduce the sound of a band in front of a judge (4-8)

9 Command authority in a colony or protectorate (7)

10 Curse a little fellow about to come into view (7)

11 On the way back, sailor was a bit lukewarm (4)

12 Gain profit from rate of exchange (5)

13 Aromatic plant grown in the farm, in the spring (4)

16 Put up a small American enclosure by day (7)

17 To head off subsequent regiment is a bit drastic (7)

18 Suspend a small track in the country (7)

21 Casts off, and wanders about over a river (7)

23 Will have to leave a west African country (4)

24 Trades inside Alsace and Lorraine (5)

25 Nothing more than a pool on the boundary (4)

28 Tempted by one decent organisation (7)

29 Comes back when salesman spins a tale (7)

30 Girl’s head start could well be a drawback (12)

DOWN

2 Strengthens a girl, in addition, with nothing left (7)

3 Panache displayed by some of the landed gentry (4)

4 Would REM lead off with a jewel? (7)

5 It’s unheard of for former pupils to have a remedy (7)

6 Move as fast as an arrow on board (4)

7 Get the idea that lies are made up (7)

8 Discontent by the others, having hardly any, up to a point (12)

9 As deranged as a participant in a tea party (2,3,2,1,6)

14 It’s grand to have endless feast (5)

15 Fixed look by a principal boy in panto at the end (5)

19 Did Dean get out, only to be turned down? (7)

20 Handed over some fruit to heartless 4 down (7)

21 Minstrel started a long song about a deadly fever (7)

22 Prologue by old writer in Top Gear (7)

26 Performs some scenes from a good book (4)

27 Mark the location of the scene of the crime (4)