Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/05/14

Cryptic crossword

Cryptic crossword

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HERE is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Take care over theme, displaying the superiority of brain power (4,4,6)

9. Announce the end in an old offensive in Vietnam (7)

10. Provide food that’s over in hours (7)

11. It’s difficult to be heard without earphones, initially (4)

12. Is unable to follow a piece of poetry (5)

13. Disappeared after working in an empty garage (4)

16. Have no legal force if you start to recant (7)

17. Devastated left-winger has to turn in (6)

19. Riches gained by breaking the law (6)

22. May come round to renew an insurance policy (7)

25. Can’t stand being in the bath at eight (4)

26. Store 150 in front of current unit (5)

27. Is against getting a Bosnian time-share (4)

30. Strengthens a girl on a long stage, at first (7)

31. Approaches a sports stadium on Sunday (7)

32. May undermine rest, over time, playing one of the woodwinds (4-10)

DOWN

1. Copying correspondence, in parallel (8)

2. Arranged late run to meet noncombatant (7)

3. A colleague, commonly, had to work with an Italian runner ... (4)

4. ... and another might reach the mouth (7)

5. Clergyman took one off to a cathedral (7)

6. Soundly instructed to become shipshape (4)

7. Record one’s poem, in the event (7)

8. Ready to take high explosive on film (5)

14. Filed out into the parade ground (5)

15. Girls have little company at a club (5)

18. Is coach ready to build a model railway? (5,3)

20. Reach agreement in a recent enterprise (7)

21. Continues to stick with an issue (5,2)

22. Furious knight entered fortification without resistance (7)

23. Take a chance to gamble on a day off ... (7)

24. ... but take advantage of old revolutionary, at the end (5)

28. Division in local elections can be a drawback (4)

29. Attractive girls have no ties with a dandy (4)

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