Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/01/14

23/01/14

23/01/14

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Did Peter have to cure a mistreatment in order to get well? (10)

9 Spoil one moving in with a greater quantity (4)

10 Explanation has to be notified in organisation (10)

11 Lay siege to five trapped in a group of machine-guns (6)

12 Head off some soldiers a girl has to go after (5)

15 In Greece, nowadays, expect top position (5)

18 Broadcast, at times, from all directions (5)

19 Although accurate or 13 down, it’s a mistake in print (7)

20 Is uncertain about the cause of first violent fever (5)

21 A final letter for old girl to answer (5)

22 There’s nothing in the container but a large sketch (7)

23 Make fun of original rudimentary kiln (5)

24 Is about to get round to welcome someone (5)

26 To get a pound back on board ship is a delight (5)

29 Mean to hit the bull’s-eye; it’s par for the course (6)

31 Is about to have an issue, and can be well-founded (10)

32 Bill had a keen sense, up to a point (4)

33 Speculating that Rosie had night out (10)

DOWN

2 Was on an equal footing in the Seventies (4)

3 Small military force got boy joined up (6)

4 At one time, I left half of it in quarantine (5)

5 Composed staid passages to go into mine (5)

6 Bondsman held in backward Bahrein regime (5)

7 Bet right away on stand-still, so won’t get a pay rise (4-6)

8 Churchman in favour of set of questions on a New Testament (10)

13 Accepted normal routine for radical (7)

14 Although in residence at one’s birthplace, demolishes it (7)

15 Management get to exercise control over workers, at last (10)

16 Is reading about gas, and how to amplify it (10)

17 Choose to take part in the lecture circuit (5)

18 Look to get into a new force close by (5)

25 Locks horns with challengers in matches (6)

26 Soft hat worn in October, November, etc (5)

27 Did one man take a long time to create a portrait? (5)

28 Odds on getting round, or on track (5)

30 After 100, left with a new family (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Monkey business, 9 Rockall, 10 Corsair, 11 Get it in one, 12 Void, 14 Ghetto, 15 Rekindle, 17 Boarding, 19 Beacon, 22 Oath, 23 Melting pot, 25 Element, 26 Azimuth, 27 Conference pear.

Down: 1 Mortgage broker, 2 Necktie, 3 Exactitude, 4 Belong, 5 Seconder, 6 Nark, 7 Seafood, 8 Cradle-snatcher, 13 Fire engine, 16 Injector, 18 Art deco, 20 Capsule, 21 Strain, 24 Serf.

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