Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/04/15

21/04/15

21/04/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

21/04/15

21/04/15

1 Work on newspapers to exercise severe authority (7)

5 A party one found to have been somewhere else (5)

11 Beer and jam discovered on slightly unusual mall by gentlemen’s club (3-4,8)

12 Knowing how to take the edge off military procession (4)

13 Range of policeman in Home Counties (5)

14 Puff cut short by lack of definition (4)

17 Feel deprived of nearly everything with service book (6)

18 Instruct about gold coin seen among early English (7)

20 Sailor who behaved badly, we hear, got cut off (7)

22 Moment’s support (6)

24 Street record for pace (4)

25 Fellow takes gold in big house (5)

26 Fine when black and rough (4)

29 Like UKIP supporter wanting small version of Greenland? (6,9)

30 Medic rashly took charge of RTA (5)

31 Hurried round vessel when sent packing (7)

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2 Gently, perhaps, look at alternative after seeing river parasites (6,9)

3 Run out in the morning to go for a wander (4)

4 Cut out design offered to new clients (7)

6 Lad in short trousers heads the table (4)

7 Writer of the macabre was a gem with degree in contract game (5,10)

8 Hold up a container of oriental sauce (5)

9 Freely let rip with set of three (6)

10 Dreamer’s fantasy of being supplied with fresh weapons (7)

15 Madonna’s pictured eating jelly (5)

16 Entertaining character making joke with children (5)

19 Move fast around a London college in deceptive fashion (7)

21 One taking out money gets dubious reward (6)

22 Prevent clothing chain from using temporary measure (7)

23 Saint took oath on weapon (5)

27 See the Spanish writing on trees (4)

28 Reasonable when one’s in distant environment (4)

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