Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/10/13

22/10/13

22/10/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Scot denies boy’s on the phone, breaking into operatic song (2,5,1,6)

9 Perfect model seen in first place Tudor Queen came from ... (7)

10 ... as each of these learners is supposed to be? (7)

11 Said it all, in a way, from speaker’s platform (4)

12 Call six to take their seats (5)

13 Fool owed pence inside (4)

16 Entertains as registered to serve alcohol (7)

17 One who poses as minder (6)

19 Very surprised to see a scholar getting final character by education (6)

22 In Malta you’ll need a wash and brush-up? Thanks (7)

25 Area of ground that’s limitlessly holy (4)

26 A sort of star sign (5)

27 Produced racehorse, perhaps, that almost went backwards in Derby (4)

30 Hide away in south east corner of island (7)

31 List source of website miseries (7)

32 One was true dame, sadly echoing Queen Victoria (2,3,3,6)

DOWN

1 Outstrip identity on a railway, working with rocks (8)

2 Much-loved river (7)

3 Gets onto horses (4)

4 Liberates a front for members of older generation (7)

5 Fix Identity & Passport Service in the hills (7)

6 Said to drink with a lot of girls (4)

7 Give a talk about alternative rule, etc (7)

8 Plate of tapas he tasted sparingly (5)

14 Your eyes may do this if you look steadily across line (5)

15 Refuse to move at start of Derby, for example (5)

18 What you need when feeling apprehensive is a small computer (8)

20 Reclaim corruption of wonderful happening (7)

21 Cinders’ resolution to make out (7)

22 Decision to drive recklessly ends up in court (7)

23 Practical ideas about vessel used for vegetables (7)

24 Saucy dance? (5)

28 Listen to much-loved animals (4)

29 The woman’s mother made Greek bust (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 8 Starling, 9 Reason, 10 Longed, 11 Ordering, 12 Ague, 13 Fellowship, 15 Amateur, 17 Apology, 20 Industries, 22 Spin, 24 Possible, 26 Trendy, 27 Divert, 28 Moorings.

Down: 1 Strong, 2 Fragment, 3 Finds fault, 4 Ignoble, 5 Prod, 6 Bairns, 7 Sounding, 14 Opposition, 16 Mongolia, 18 Listen in, 19 Dilemma, 21 Ulster, 23 Indigo, 24 Bite.

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