Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/02/15

21/02/15

21/02/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

21/02/15

21/02/15

1 Fictitious part removed from Bible left at the end (10)

7 Shoulder to stomach (4)

9 Regular source of raw material (3)

10 Mean guy? (7,3)

11 Sort of work one cannot do alone (4)

12 Not the leading violinist to take a subordinate role (6,6)

15 Mushroom pate (6)

17 Not a real satellite to have bright patch on lunar halo (4,4)

18 Walked aimlessly from parties initially drunk (8)

20 Some abandon a temptation to contribute (6)

21 Well-lit under favourable circumstances (2,1,4,5)

24 Left one member drooping (4)

26 Criticised having located cause of trouble (5,5)

27 Some evangelical priest (3)

28 Direction most sagacious one’s leaving (4)

29 Minuscule rhyme (5-5)

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2 Prepare the way (4)

3 Resting chin awkwardly whilst giving names (11)

4 Bear large number of Hindu ascetics (5)

5 It sounds the same, but it’s different (7)

6 Highbrow type perhaps who is dismal-looking (4-5)

7 Back for a flutter (3)

8 Total class disrupted regardless of the expense (2,3,5)

13 Show protest (11)

14 Crafty learner? (10)

16 Diane’s sweet to make one feel uneasy! (9)

19 Escorted northwards over river to remove parasites (7)

22 Light-headed like a goat perhaps (5)

23 Can leading lady enter tribe? (4)

25 Favourite had competitive part (3)

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