Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/03/14

22/03/14
22/03/14
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Bird served when in season to one who is inexperienced (6,7)

10 5 down tour now rescheduled (7)

11 Child ie arranging dance evening (7)

12 Play in silence (4)

13 She-goat, she looks after kids (5)

14 Fellows surround a base (4)

17 Obituary list of colony Reg translated (9)

19 Poppet risked hiding dish (5)

20 Circle alternative section (5)

22 Not still sitting (9)

24 Prince Flora jauntily received (4)

25 Fish, number husband caught first (5)

27 Departing with a king (4)

30 Turns in the field (7)

31 Ed wrote about how it rose into the air (7)

32 Aggressive salesman may make a successful start with this (4,2,3,4)

DOWN

2 States capital flower (7)

3 Graphic symbol of swindler’s confession? (4)

4 One getting up during General Assembly (5)

5 Trite and cheeky misrepresentation (9)

6 Cut canine feature (4)

7 Obvious I had entered race (7)

8 Wine bar in church? (9,4)

9 Going from left to right perhaps when buying something (8,5)

15 Many to follow game (5)

16 Room used for the Last Supper or second half of it! (5)

18 Not the most popular time to be away for three months (9)

21 How zealous patriot might express mild annoyance (2,5)

23 Fire or non-fire developing (7)

26 Dismiss the disadvantage (5)

28 How needlewomen join together (4)

29 Feared a day midweek (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Twinsets, 5 Medium, 10 Machete, 11 Invests, 12 Onset, 13 Lampshade, 14 As sound as a bell, 17 Cabinet pudding, 21 Main force, 23 Corgi, 24 Like you, 25 Epicure, 26 Diesel, 27 Stinkers.

Down: 1 Tempos, 2 Incises, 3 Sweetcorn, 4 The planetarium, 6 Elves, 7 In state, 8 Misdealt, 9 Mismeasurement, 15 Addiction, 16 Scumbled, 18 Brickie, 19 Nurture, 20 Riders, 22 Fayre.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Ticks off, 5 Splash, 10 Allegro, 11 Alimony, 12 Miser, 13 Take leave, 14 Diplomatic move, 17 Cinematography, 21 Tit-for-tat, 23 Khmer, 24 Taproom, 25 Omicron, 26 Cudgel, 27 Bergamot.

Down: 1 Trauma, 2 Colossi, 3 Sugarplum, 4 From time to time, 6 Phial, 7 Avocado, 8 Hay fever, 9 Walk a tightrope, 15 Crackling, 16 Ecstatic, 18 Notepad, 19 Humdrum, 20 Brandt, 22 Ozone.