Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 22/08/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Look after many in the middle of Cardiff (4)

3 A new paper designed for a church at Advent (10)

10 Odds on having to study in good extension (9)

11 Was an American soldier in Monaco for a spell? (5)

12 European member had day, finally, to compose lament (5)

13 Little girl wears out without warning (8)

15 Musical girl had a long fever (7)

17 Is flexible, with European model in charge (7)

19 Seems about to capture in retribution (7)

21 Is about to take turn in team, on balance (7)

22 Hidden hazard in winter on the way (5,3)

24 Come to fruition in foreign trip, ending in Rome (5)

27 Is in position to attract fish (5)

28 Detailed space for a Liberal comprehensive (9)

29 Accumulates guineas for Highland games (10)

30 Contradict study in front of everybody, at the end (4)

DOWN

1 Did teacher have 1 across to direct operations? (10)

2 Brass neck may lead to get up and go (5)

4 Grow a plum right over one flower (7)

5 Leaderless soldiers at last resting place have to 8 down (7)

6 Strange boy led a merry dance (5)

7 Did Celt, for example, end up being ignored? (9)

8 May impress with some fetching images (4)

9 Left a new court with small ropes, at sea (8)

14 Did a film script have to cover up routine? (10)

16 Celebrity may be a bit lacking in citrus fruit (9)

18 Was a primary seven lined up to be classified? (8)

20 Incentives one must arrange to get the Italian back (7)

21 Giving the once over, but swapping sides would be staggering (7)

23 Clubs about to gain record amount of fabric (5)

25 Coat may be out of fashion, by the end (5)

26 Have taste, thanks to new guide initially (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Suffer in silence, 9 Obeli, 10 Disbelief, 11 Tea trolley, 12 Epha, 14 Relating, 16 Phonic, 18 Minnow, 19 Shanghai, 21 Hook, 22 Hobby-horse, 25 Henrietta, 26 Lapse, 27 Permanent magnet.

Down: 1 Shoot from the hip, 2 Freda, 3 Emigration, 4 Indolent, 5 System, 6 Leek, 7 Nail punch, 8 Enfranchisement, 13 Chinchilla, 15 Landowner, 17 The beast, 20 Bottle, 23 Ripen, 24 Diva.

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