Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/12/14

24/12/14

24/12/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle

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Monday's solution

Monday's solution

1 Pastime, it’s testing opinion (4-6)

6 It is reported you and I follow planetary visitor in case (4)

10 Edward provided hard water for building (7)

11 Maintain in dispute that jailbird needs care (7)

12 Course taken about permit needed for gambling game (8)

13 She left fellow part of bookcase (5)

15 Old fool found at the end of the line (6)

17 Prue’s new chap is one with great powers (8)

19 Middle course by way of newspapers and television (3,5)

21 One legal claim that’s skilful (6)

24 Faded colourless twig (5)

25 Turning lively (8)

28 Touchy? (7)

29 Not feeling one’s best, having been hit by a car (3-4)

30 Get free from knot (4)

31 One cannot see where this way is going (5,5)

DOWN

1, 9 and 14 Remain solvent in the pool? (4,4,4,5,5)

2 Become smaller when back bit is removed (4,3)

3 Ruffle father who is out of sorts (5)

4 Lady doctor yet could go round (6)

5 It’s to do with mother-of-pearl USA crone removed (8)

7 Ray first to fasten this to prevent rafters from coming apart (3,4)

8 and 20 A vague thing (10,7)

9 See 1 down

14 See 1 down

16 Interpretation was, say, going over egghead and little sister (8)

18 Make a bewitching bloomer? (8)

20 See 8

22 One did not mean to score with this personal aspiration (3,4)

23 Very short distance partly academic, Ronnie discovered (6)

26 Italian city cake (5)

27 Five having strange yen outside with covetousness (4)

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