Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/09/15

22/09/15
22/09/15
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

22/09/15

22/09/15

1 Actors go to the side of the stage, swapping man for Dutch when scattered (4,2,3,5)

9 Is candle nearly out in Irish county? (7)

10 Cliques before adoption by posh girls (7)

11 Sea eagle seen on Irish lough (4)

12 Get in trouble with trace of colour (5)

13 When officer loses tenant, this will do instead (4)

16 Talk about prolonging end of field event (7)

17 Lend an ear on the river to flooding (6)

19 War she encodes in cable (6)

22 First borrower then contrary gets kitchen equipment (7)

25 Could one travel to the post office on this stick? (4)

26 Able to connect to the Internet, trams run in reverse (5)

27 Prison cellar entered at an earlier time (4)

30 Do brain-work involving engine on boat (7)

31 Most backward are third last and last (7)

32 Absolutely right to keep talking about the wherewithal (4,2,3,5)

DOWN

1 Chowders cooked by livestock handlers (7)

2 Endorses in a very short time (7)

3 Predicted finding bone that’s ancient (4)

4 Tie swan awkwardly to other birds (7)

5 Unknown number estimated, they say, to be taken on (7)

6 Evils resulting from depositions on death having lost way (4)

7 Lake appearing in dauntless Aussie river (7)

8 Bring out problem (5)

14 Mr Bean, perhaps, to appear on ‘Hearbeat’ (5)

15 Small vegetable that’s smooth and glossy (5)

18 Clerical error in spritely deposition (8)

20 Get a leg tangled up with underwear on subject of unknown numbers (7)

21 Headbutt a judo expert, a Muslim, fast (7)

22 Abort school’s consumption of East European soup (7)

23 Prison cellar displays much of ages (7)

24 Nips back with a passenger to European country (5)

28 An introduction to parental guidance produces sharp pain (4)

29 Close up animal park on Monday (4)