Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/08/15

24/08/15

24/08/15

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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Was wasteland more barren? Up to a point (10)

9 Treat with leaders of Denmark or Sweden, eventually (4)

10 Is it appropriate to take control in order to corner the market? 10)

11 Leaving out a passage, right away (6)

12 Rest let their minds wander in a siesta (5)

15 Some start to improvise without it, in ebb and flow (5)

18 Hearing excellent right-back left behind (5)

19 Understand how to veer off ice (7)

20 Having landed first, he was quite flexible (5)

21 A teacher might find this inappropriate (5)

22 Conditions placed on properties in Oriental countries (7)

23 Challenged old man to study, although not accepted (5)

24 Is anxious to let the Queen take a long time (5)

26 Marks time when I had to guide the French (5)

29 Hand over, with One Direction having a smoke (6)

31 Is readily available from dawn to dusk (3,3,4)

32 Other people, in fact, he met up with later (4)

33 Stimulus to an outbreak of intoxication (10)

DOWN

2 One had to perform first lesson for a celebrity (4)

3 Doctor took fastener on an informal visit (4-2)

4 Has capacity to get small place to stay (5)

5 The best part of the literacy hour (5)

6 Brush up a little in an empty shop (5)

7 Falling headlong, face first, obviously (4-6)

8 Lifer tries to reform to help things to develop (10)

13 Moved in, having tracked things down when sighted, it’s said (7)

14 Keep the second half of a valuable fibre for communication (7)

15 Strength of fellow-feeling in union (10)

16 Need to get credit arranged if one mediated (10)

17 When heading off, come to terms with covetousness (5)

18 Bother with drinks (or light meals), at the end (5)

25 Find some security in retreat from harbour (6)

26 Is very angry with one taking charge (5)

27 Ring back about one tree with light-purple flowers (5)

28 Small slope may be scarcely sufficient (5)

30 Get a total refusal in Paris immediately (4)

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