Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/02/14

26/02/14
26/02/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Calm down quickly if captured (6)

4 Sylvester starts suspecting lanky individual (8)

9 The general about to retreat inside and withdraw (6)

10 Remove character from script, sardonic solicitor reportedly (5,3)

12 It is not clear what is going to happen on the scales (2,3,7)

15 Cooling wind from the deep (3,6)

17 Scrooge coming from Reims (5)

18 Bitterness of archdeacon’s order (5)

19 For use in storm it is no good at all (9)

20 Fellow’s mirth is killing (12)

24 Team vehicle used in force (5,3)

25 In aeroplane about one hundred to inoculate (6)

26 Out facing the bowling (2,6)

27 Group of five panted terribly (6)

DOWN

1 According to the letter, it is allowable (10)

2 In contrast misguided force (10)

3 In Corfu guests work (5)

5 Ignore move by an ineffectual listener (4,1,4,3)

6 It’s surprisingly clear to me, he is a tardy person (9)

7 Nothing on, about ten, in the county (4)

8 Food, some of it repeats (4)

11 How to sign and attain distinction (4,4,4)

13 Various monetarists I leave variety (10)

14 Fellow with reddish-brown coat reckoned to have been hindered (10)

16 But this criminal is not a sheep stealer (3-6)

21 Spirit lamp (5)

22 Flying solo to capital (4)

23 Transport, say, with kiss (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Isthmus, 5 Tapas, 11 Tough assignment, 12 Wade, 13 Sewer, 14 Edge, 17 Churns, 18 Tearful, 20 Parsnip, 22 Plight, 24 Cats, 25 Cream, 26 Scam, 29 The top of the tree, 30 Steer, 31 L-driver.

Down: 2 Sound the retreat, 3 Haha, 4 Ulsters, 6 Acne, 7 Ahead of the curve, 8 Stows, 9 Silent, 10 Steeple, 15 Drone, 16 Ratio, 19 Opacity, 21 Parson, 22 Plaited, 23 Ember, 27 Lose, 28 Jedi.