Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/12/14

23/12/14
23/12/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

23/12/14

23/12/14

1 Addict is amiable and easily understood (4-8)

9 Masters trick for plays in real time (7)

10 See Naples, yes, but also Canterbury and York (7)

11 Is he an idiot to take drugs? (4)

12 Rage about original regulation that’s woolly (5)

13 Cut out the worst part of foetid entrails and throw up (4)

16 Shakespearean character’s weapons (7)

17 Give a fuller account re: angel conversion (7)

18 Government body that can bite, possibly (7)

21 According to employer, he is the plaintiff (7)

23 Profess myself to be all right, having run riot (4)

24 Starch conveyance to British standard (5)

25 Anorak seen during dinner-dance (4)

28 Be less depressed when getting excited tingle about drug (7)

29 He sees things as they are on a record (7)

30 Early Christmas visitors gathered when I met seer (5,4,3)

DOWN

2 Spear is wrought by Greek god in Egypt (7)

3 Wander about imperial city, we hear (4)

4 Residence prompts savings (7)

5 Support aim of ‘ackney or ‘unter (7)

6 Fate of dirty old man with love at heart (4)

7 Why, they ask, should I, a dignitary of the church, be the one to give in? (7)

8 Have a successful interview with bank manager, perhaps, and be acknowledged (3,3,6)

9 Broken glass? It’s a sorry sight (3,9)

14 Also undertakes audio (5)

15 Press mouse to achieve speed close to a hundred (5)

19 Arrived with unkempt appearance in so-called communications company (7)

20 Apprentice found playing in a tree (7)

21 George VI could have chosen to be all-round Renaissance man (7)

22 It’s unproductive to show hesitation when halfway to crossing of the fence (7)

26 What all the nice girls love – they hate the opposite! (1,3)

27 Artist joins church contest (4)