Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/09/14

24/09/14

24/09/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

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Tuesday's solution

Tuesday's solution

1 Prevent 100 getting into introductory performance (8)

5 Defeats at close of play (6)

10 Where in France, West Indian went before reindeer (7)

11 What to do in one game, not in another (7)

12 Quartet consuming large meal (5)

13 One boasting gaudy entrance (9)

14 Hold an advantage leading in steeplechase? (2,3,4,5)

17 Enemy sympathiser takes 20 per cent of vertical row first (5,9)

21 Person making an income in the country! (9)

23 Short time in bus coming back with woody plant (5)

24 French sea girl? (7)

25 Be with one lady or another (7)

26 A couple of learners in sad disarray in the city (6)

27 Innocent viewers covered with early morning moisture? (4-4)

DOWN

1 Calm down if held by swift (6)

2 Peer’s award listener’s part suspended (7)

3 Bar thinly disguised in maze (9)

4 Twice the risk of being retried in it (6,8)

6 Small child takes me up the pole (5)

7 Yours truly takes a definite step (7)

8 Compound is held up out of hand (8)

9 Surprisingly run out bailsmen, they cannot be overcome (14)

15 Shy lady (4,5)

16 Asserted one had meal without company (8)

18 It’s female on examination of thigh (7)

19 Wiry type of vest on you initially (7)

20 On a ship coming from abroad (6)

22 Agha naturally travelled round the country (5)

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