Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/05/14

23/05/14
23/05/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Sat and drank merrily out of beer mugs (8)

5 Lament of one trapped in industrial complex (6)

9 Way of speaking about moisturiser, say, that contains copper (8)

10 Sharper account not exactly true (6)

12 Smell is definite sign of the north (6)

13 Religious teacher maybe crawled to island (5)

16 Work hard on a number to produce catchphrase (6)

17 Feud seen to sell separist movement, it’s said (8)

20 Choose island made of green gold (8)

21 Mineral remains and sources found on the beach (6)

23 Fruit that’s spoilt is cheap (5)

25 Investigated to discover argument in favour of sleep (6)

28 Shorten study (4,2)

29 European representative returned penniless to Cambridge college (8)

30 The old warning given to freehold farmers (6)

31 Was in front from the beginning - surprised? (8)

DOWN

1 Informed how the bell sounded (4)

2 Vaguely commended city (4)

3 He travels into space on roving Santa tour (9)

4 Doctor runs across to see man taking cattle to market (6)

6 Place where voracious insect lost tail (5)

7 Undergoing treatment for fracture, perhaps, with synergy but without energy (2,8)

8 Finishes part of the year as member of rowing teams, we hear (10)

11 Affliction that’s painfully cruel may ... (5)

14 ... pay those to treat with complementary medicine (10)

15 Return from holiday to find reply (4,4,2)

18 One who belongs to the underworld gets cut to pieces (9)

19 Military police follow us up to drainage pits (5)

22 The majority of French accepted as retiring (6)

24 You are reported to wear socks in residence (5)

26 and 27 Chicken’s neck wrung, Scots say - a dastardly act! (4,4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Communicating, 10 Aloud, 11 Soubrette, 12 Greatness, 13 Waits, 14 Goldtit, 16 Residue, 18 Matador, 20 Ignores, 21 Smart, 23 Terminate, 25 Eightsome, 26 Ergot, 27 Scene-shifters.

Down: 2 Ozone, 3 Meditated, 4 Nascent, 5 Cruiser, 6 Throw, 7 Netminder, 8 Baggage master, 9 Reassessments, 15 Lethargic, 17 Sentiment, 19 Rations, 20 Israeli, 22 Titan, 24 Auger.