Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/02/15

23/02/15

23/02/15

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Monday’s puzzle

Across

3 Has to take note of the need for urgency (5)

8 Top singer, with a group of volunteers, composes a piece of music (6)

9 About to get in the spirit, when tied up (6)

10 Rely on half of wide vaulted passage (6)

11 The Spanish come in to share story of liaison (8)

12 and 29 To look left may make one furious (3,3)

13 Suffering loss through wear and tear (6)

14 Falls over last bar, like some circus performers (8)

17 At last, US group book the French type of rock (7)

19 Insignia designed for Algeria (7)

23 Rant and rave, having managed to be part of a huge upset (8)

27 Certainly need a new legal transaction (6)

29 See 12 across

30 Hear about me in PE; that doesn’t take long (8)

31 Once more, take heart after two hands (6)

32 Have faith in the Crown keeping order, in no time (6)

33 Keep son out, having to take time with farm animals (6)

34 Present a platform for show business (5)

Down

1 Elderly former pupil returned to a Spanish wine-shop (6)

2 Intends to tackle second adult with one man later (5,3)

3 Is it difficult to move on goods using aggressive promotion? (4,4)

4 Discharge hidden operative, finally (7)

5 Standard symbol of a type, like 19 across (6)

6 Those left out had to find a place to stay (6)

7 Took heartless dame to an ancient city by a roundabout way (6)

13 On a first date, want to get rid of him (5)

15 and 18 Ding-dong on a massive mountain (3,3)

16 Remained in audience, being settled (5)

18 See 15 down

20 Need to vie with Conservative over testimony in court (8)

21 Seaman had to lay down the law, taking time out to step down (8)

22 Gallery built in front may last for ever and a day (7)

24 Aim to reach a high point in church (6)

25 Workers come in nowadays before small changes (6)

26 Welcomes leading guide back in the driving seat (6)

28 Stevenson, in short, is upset with one who joins up (6)

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