Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 23/11/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Alastair in three words produces final work (8)

6 Certainly not big time (6)

9 Drop in this month before going to Italy and Luxembourg (6)

10 Watch set at home? (8)

11 Man cut short on jetty (4)

12 Swingers dig it of course (5)

13 It has its ups and downs as a toy (2-2)

14 It comes as a big blow

(4-5,4)

17 Enforce order, different way to include crumpled handtowel on line (3,4,3,3)

20 Endless story about perfumed powder (4)

22 Some inside terminus put off (5)

24 Make sudden dash when there’s thunder (4)

25 Bird repeatedly placed article behind vehicle (8)

26 Fat on strip of bacon (6)

27 Remain informed at the present level? (4,2)

28 Front elevator’s renovation (8)

DOWN

2 Successfully attractive (7)

3 As might be expected of course (9)

4 Tipsy so had some lubrication (5)

5 Manage to cross despite swerving to verge (3,4)

6 Extract, note, the other temporary gnashers (4,5)

7 Labourer no 5 in force (5)

8 Said easterner reportedly passed on how he produced textile patterns (3-4)

15 Did it illuminate the Ark? (5,4)

16 Niggardly with lira I’ll be exchanging (9)

17 Disclosure that could sink us (7)

18 Hot flan crumbling very much (3,4)

19 Nowhere near being rich (4,3)

21 Catch hold (5)

23 Widow made most of object of historical interest (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Isobars, 5 Apply, 11 Stand up straight, 12 Ends, 13 Ranks, 14 Stoa, 17 Attune, 18 Realist, 20 Lucifer, 22 Sleigh, 24 Rest, 25 Ivory, 26 Stop, 29 Chilly reception, 30 Sloth, 31 Dornier.

Down: 2 Stand stock still, 3 Body, 4 Replace, 6 Play, 7 Lightning strike, 8 Aspen, 9 Stoker, 10 Stealth, 15 Puffs, 16 Mabel, 19 Clerics, 21 Revert, 22 Sirocco, 23 Spiny, 27 and 28 Flat spin.

Last week’s solution-

Across: 1 Fissure, 5 Skipper, 9 Guilty party, 10 Ass, 11 Standing jokes, 14 Rope in, 16 China tea, 18 Cropland, 19 Cleric, 21 Repetitive job, 24 Tic, 25 Constrictor, 26 Restart, 27 Re-elect.

Down: 1 Fogy, 2  Swiss, 3 Ultraviolet, 4 Espada, 5 Scrunchy, 6 Ivy, 7 Prankster, 8 Resistance, 12 Jungle juice, 13 Procurator, 15 Prospects, 17 Instinct, 20 Avatar, 22 Bathe, 23 Trot, 25 Cha.Down: 1 Fogy, 2  Swiss, 3 Ultraviolet, 4 Espada, 5 Scrunchy, 6 Ivy, 7 Prankster, 8 Resistance, 12 Jungle juice, 13 Procurator, 15 Prospects, 17 Instinct, 20 Avatar, 22 Bathe, 23 Trot, 25 Cha.

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