Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/05/14

Cryptic crossword
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Here is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Striking as nothing is different (11)

9. Knockout that’s mechanical! (9)

10. Violet put photo back by end of day (5)

11. Look in the joint (4)

12. Exhaust resources during practice session (3,7)

14. Too many bad workmen blame it (4)

15. Stroke from batting team reaches boundary (6,4)

19. Had too high an opinion of veal, devour without restraint (10)

20. Loud colourful fellow (4)

21. Something very difficult to understand, would spider find it confusing? (7,3)

23. Bit of spice readily used by one making cake topping (4)

25. Cracked receptacle (5)

27. Held a sole form of tenure (9)

28. Donor talked about property on board (3,4,4)

DOWN

1. Icy area in the main (6,5)

2. Pretending to include nurse (4)

3. It’s no go in California despite being active at night (9)

4. Divulge secrets about division (5)

5. He does not trade in local goods (8)

6. Information from the agency (3)

7. Steps over the top upwards with this heel? (8)

8. Avoid having a lisp, that’s a false idea (4)

13. Suffering from disapproval but not on a totally sunny day (5,1,5)

16. Unrefined agent Neil rebelled (9)

17. Older eccentric at a party in golden land (8)

18. Not good-looking! (4-4)

21. Excellent energy drink (4)

22. I’m leaving melodic arrangement to be played sweetly (5)

24. Do hold one of us up during the march (4)

26. Eight out of ten will leave it (3)

Yesterdays solution:

Grid 15

Across: 1 Tankards, 5 Plaint, 9 Locution, 10 Acuter, 12 Boreal, 13 Swami, 16 Slogan, 17 Vendetta, 20 Electrum, 13 Swami, 16 Slogan, 17 Vendetta, 20 Electrum, 21 Ashore, 23 Peach, 25 Probed, 28 Take up, 29 Pembroke, 30 Yeomen, 31 Startled.

Down: 1 Told, 2 Nice, 3 Astronaut, 4 Drover, 6 Locus, 7 In traction, 8 Terminates, 11 Ulcer, 14 Osteopathy, 15 Come back to, 18 Dismember, 19 Sumps, 22 Modest, 24 House, 26,27 Foul deed.

Weekend Crossword No 3082:

Grid 41#

Across: 1 Crash-helmet, 9 Atoll, 10 Ransom money, 11 Bless, 12 Face up to, 14 Letraset, 15 Escaped, 17 Stylish, 20 Sure sign, 21 Traverse, 24 Breed, 25 Exoneration, 26 Recon, 27 A clean slate.

Down: 2 Reata, 3 Susie, 4 Home page, 5 Leopold, 6 Tayberry, 7 Money spider, 8 Close to home, 12 Free as a bird, 13 Concurrence, 16 Pasadena, 18 Trial run, 19 Entente, 22 Extol, 23 Scout.