Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/02/14

25/02/14
25/02/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Is the short introduction to music given in Gaelic at Tarbert? (7)

5 Sat back to entertain father with Spanish food (5)

11 It’s a hard job when one man sights gut in a tangle (5,10)

12 General road-builder has to make way through water (4)

13 Seamstress, perhaps, found in foul place (5)

14 Advantage gained by residing in secluded gentility (4)

17 Mixes up ecclesiastical vessels (6)

18 Getting a telling-off is the time to start crying (7)

20 Put equivalent of sugar on small bite of vegetable (7)

22 At first person is not down-hearted in unfortunate situation (6)

24 Has conversations about leaving house to pets (4)

25 Top class credit given to each man (5)

26 Fraud downloaded from computers (4)

29 Where family’s founder’s found at professional pinnacle (3,3,2,3,4)

30 Guide bullock (5)

31 Provisional licence holder may, in extremis, land in the Clyde, perhaps (1-6)

DOWN

2 How secure is the place of refuge? Order everyone out! (5,3,7)

3 Expression of disbelief at landscaping illusion (4)

4 Coats given a make-over get results (7)

6 Spots in London district - so says one who lives there (4)

7 Demonstrating faster reaction time, for example, before reaching the bend (5,2,3,5)

8 Someone initially drags off and puts away (5)

9 Listen, sadly, and be lost for words (6)

10 Monumental column holds record for tall superstructure (7)

15 No red organization has this weapon (5)

16 Broadcast medium changes centre in proportion (5)

19 No Pennsylvania metropolis has such lack of transparency (7)

21 Churchman needed to alter aprons (6)

22 Wove physical jerks into tidal wave (7)

23 Dying fire from representative who’s being executed (5)

27 Don’t start to approach and be defeated (4)

28 First persons from France and England enrol German in the Force’s order (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Beat the drum, 9 Ester, 10 Discards, 12 Illegal, 13 Ego-trip, 14 Hated, 15 Offensive, 18 Buccaneer, 20 Sacks, 21 Earnest, 24 Sanctum, 25 Jamboree, 26 Linen, 27 Merchandise.

Down: 2 Enraged, 3 Tidal bore, 4 Haste, 5 Dragoon, 6 Under, 7 Perishables, 8 Athletic, 11 Appeasement, 16 Farmstead, 17 Inciting, 19 Acerbic, 20 Singles, 22 Reave, 23 Terra.