Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/01/14

22/01/14

22/01/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Primate’s firm mischievous activity (6,8)

9 Boulder, nothing else, forming island (7)

10 Pirate from Cairo’s about right (7)

11 Make a first correct guess, it’s what golfer hopes to do (3,2,2,3)

12 Empty space is not binding (4)

14 Not household god playing somewhat slowly in slum area (6)

15 Having kinder disposition, the French rouse again (8)

17 Getting on at school? (8)

19 Light warning (6)

22 In the boat had to swear on it (4)

23 Where things are constantly changing and losing shape (7-3)

25 Constituent, European, not about in showing mercy (7)

26 One half of walking-frame by dilapidated hut at an angle (7)

27 Fruit for the meeting (10,4)

DOWN

1 Intermediary’s loan agreement more bankrupt! (8,6)

2 Strip that’s worn (7)

3 Accuracy of old performance with one duet performing (10)

4 Do not hurry to become a member (6)

5 Not the first person supporting proposal (8)

6 Informer from Jefferson, Arkansas (4)

7 A dose of wriggling fish eg (7)

8 One taking baby’s bed for one having relationship with much younger person (6-8)

13 Operate ignition on emergency vehicle (4,6)

16 Jabber? Device for forcing water into steam boiler (8)

18 Style redcoat adopted (3,4)

20 Pill found in spacecraft? (7)

21 Family effort (6)

24 Canvasser finds therein one treated like a slave (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Sparkle, 5 Bream, 11 Not up to standard, 12 Pine, 13 Laird, 14 Stem, 17 Abroad, 18 Heparin, 20 Ugliest, 22 Put off, 24 Tiff, 25 Krone, 26 Bode, 29 Choose one’s words, 30 Store, 31 Adopted.

Down: 2 Put on a bold front, 3 Rapt, 4 Leotard, 6 Rune, 7 A matter of course, 8 Angle, 9 Starch, 10 Oddment, 15 Cones, 16 Spate, 19 Justice, 21 Terror, 22 Pinhead, 23 Feast, 27 Tsar, 28 Swop.

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