Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/10/13

23/10/13

23/10/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Do they work on the bare bones? (8,5)

10 Doctor some part of the body (5)

11 Have to do with apparent confusion I accepted (9)

12 Sole voter deposed president (9)

13 It is a question of location (5)

14 One’s round with information before end of day about likeness of origin (7)

16 Heavenly messenger in charge (7)

18 Profitable but not wholly satisfying Georgia at home first (7)

20 Sally-Ann at Torridon hid dye (7)

21 Regretted about 50 held sway (5)

23 Valuable bird? (9)

25 Hurry up, move forward (4,5)

26 each number consumed (5)

27 I bring in a book that has unduly high opinion of one’s abilities (4-9)

DOWN

2 Kelvin with a marsupial shortly on the plateau (5)

3 Album expected to be seen in autumn (5-4)

4 Attempt to include old people in play (7)

5 Solvent Pathan moving round hospital (7)

6 Shy cast (5)

7 Go taking leaflet about green bean (9)

8 SP from racing tipster (8,5)

9 Could then grin performing in lingerie (13)

15 Standard memorial fluttering going round France (9)

17 Bend one’s knee to get low-down on flu etc translated (9)

19 The French ostler had space (7)

20 In quick tempo for musicians (7)

22 Grumpy diminutive person (5)

24 Impossible going upwards and downwards (3,2)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 La Donna E mobile, 9 Paragon, 10 Novices, 11 Dais, 12 Visit, 13 Dupe, 16 Regales, 17 Sitter, 19 Amazed, 22 Valetta, 25 Acre, 26 Astro, 27 Bred, 30 Secrete, 31 Itemise, 32 We are mot amused.

Down: 1 Lapidary, 2 Darling, 3 Nags, 4 Aunties, 5 Mendips, 6 Bevy, 7 Lecture, 8 Ashet, 14 Glaze, 15 Stall, 18 Handheld, 20 Miracle, 21 Discern, 22 Verdict, 23 Turnips, 24 Salsa, 28 Deer, 29 Herm.

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