Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/05/14

20/05/14

20/05/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

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Solution 19/05/14

Solution 19/05/14

1 United Presbyterians dissolved in tears when transported by The Rapture, perhaps (7)

5 Anything can disguise a thug (5)

11 Couple caress mechanic without hesitation for bringing outboard motor, for example (3-6,6)

12 Help with a wager (4)

13 Class of artistic endeavour that’s vaguely green (5)

14 Test a resumption of old type of bomb (4)

17 Win during Ross and Cromarty Highland Games, perhaps (6)

18 Saint found Joan of Arc, say, more canny (7)

20 Starting to get opportunity (7)

22 Was sorry for religious bound (6)

24 Alien is relegated to this position (4)

25 Overact in the role of fundamentalist movement (5)

26 Chase, but not in the end fire (4)

29 Don’t interfere with what’s to follow when going straight in exclusion order (4,4,4,3)

30 Take a rest from wandering with a fixed gaze (5)

31 Irish spuds get thrown up at parties (7)

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2 Partner to temper damage with suitable remedy (6,9)

3 It’s accompanied by repartee and capital humour (4)

4 Operant conditioning is showing versatility (7)

6 Makes money, they say _ pots (4)

7 To the north their journey goes to crown prince (4,2,3,6)

8 Method of cleaning used to restore rugs around beginning of Easter (5)

9 Football team centres (6)

10 Those who smile at examples of smart cars and dangerous bowling (7)

15 Crazy guy’s in charge (5)

16 Scholar is seen round back of film award (5)

19 Leave to get Japanese drink (7)

21 Looked cross when really pleased about religious education (7)

22 Organiser restricts girl in public lending rights briefing (7)

23 Flower of Scotland goes onward (5)

27 He sounds like an unfriendly performer (4)

28 Posset old English brought out in bid to attract attention (4)

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