Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/09/14

22/09/14

22/09/14

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Was the regular orderly in good order? (6)

4 Do cairns turn out to be rather malevolent? (8)

9 Come back with solution, in conformation (6)

10 Programme cut short at one set of designs (8)

12 Do the spadework to unearth things in quarry (3,2)

13 Putting the money up for fabricating, changing one Pole for another (9)

14 Book about two articles needed to inspire (7)

15 Stimulate some of the runners, pure and simple (4)

19 Lock up new farm building (4)

21 Puzzles over mysteries found in 24 across (7)

24 Withdraws from environmental body over charges (9)

26 Wake up with alarm, and come round (5)

27 Gap opening in the breach (8)

28 Manages to keep one set of duplicates (6)

29 Waited for Glen to ride round (8)

30 More inclined to depend on the final run (6)

DOWN

1 Bides one’s time to support second positions (6,2)

2 Is quite philosophical about having left office (8)

3 Alert a cop to upset old queen (9)

5 A long inlet’s offering some havens (7)

6 Line up for doctor to bandage wounds (5)

7 At one time, got rent in kind, to back one new vitamin (6)

8 Replace pocket money, say, for the better (6)

11 Satisfactory settlement of a legal penalty (4)

16 Turned one over in 14 across, without end (9)

17 One left Louis out to get new flight of fancy (8)

18 Did a legal adviser have to investigate soldiers? (8)

20 Only a small number at road-race regret that it’s not straight (3,4)

21 It may be right to employ subterfuge ... (4)

22 ... and convenient to employ as much as possible, but not for long (6)

23 Stretch right into a health resort, in the end (6)

25 At one time, was eager to back sailor with high explosive (5)

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