Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/09/13

21/09/13

21/09/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Add further details to special part of newspaper (10)

7 Leather mask (4)

9 Love of French poem (3)

10 A reproduction without DNA developed on island (6,4)

11 Be gloomy short time before exercise (4)

12 Gave and took mutually when cover had become different (12)

15 Be quiet gently going round edge in bright pink (6)

17 Risky chance I’m having with grease-monkey (8)

18 Volume right to be included then excluded from computer information (8)

20 Being’s essential nature (6)

21 Miss trip, first one at sea (6,6)

24 Row during cup-tie replay (4)

26 Too sure he’s in trouble at treasury (10)

27 Priest coming back from exile (3)

28 Reportedly jams river (4)

29 What chocolate might have, darling (10)

DOWN

2 Animal found within hour usually (4)

3 Divided into sections out of trepidation (11)

4 To be a restored vessel (1-4)

5 Witty saying about magpie Romeo included (7)

6 Pain that drives one to extraction (9)

7 May leaving chaos on border (3)

8 Regret inclusion of one fall in value (10)

13 Mean to be offensively pointed (4,3,4)

14 Person dispensing with doctors’ orders (10)

16 Prediction for song is awful (9)

19 Tom’s woe affecting couple (7)

22 Now time to include record for expert (5)

23 Ruler from South Africa entering Turkey (4)

25 Ruins, we hear, the king (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Standup, 5 Gametes, 9 Illicit, 10 Tornado, 11 Macedonia, 12 Copse, 13 Canid, 15 Sheerness, 16 Cat basket, 18 Sit-up, 21 Expat, 22 Transpire, 24 Tackles, 26 Indulge, 27 Halcyon, 28 Elected.

Down: 1 Seismic, 2 Allicin, 3 Decad, 4 Put one’s skates on, 5 Go that extra miles, 6 Mir, 7 Traipse, 8 Shovels, 12 Cores, 14 Draft, 16 Cheetah, 17 Topical, 19 Twiglet, 20 Pretend, 23 Sidle, 25 Lay.

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