Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 27/07/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Whirring sound and shout of pain coming from hole in the ground (6)

4 Claret be spilt, om band (8)

9 Open to public view (6)

10 Final parts have sharp point in spiral dive (8)

12 Plainly she’s a disaster (8,4)

15 Exalts her with sonnet playing (9)

17 Meat-plate from Foula, Shetland (5)

18 Follower of Zeno who is indifferent to pain (5)

19 Melissa struggled before second half of July in a futile way (9)

20 First oration in parliament even by a man (6,6)

24 Opera gig reproducing chord (8)

25 US soldier squeezes instrument to show muscles (6)

26 Gamester vandalised heat recorder (3,5)

27 Make up about to be included without delay (2,4)

Down

1 Dismal revolutionary going east to London area for dolcelatte perhaps (4,6)

2 Drastic change coming round once (10)

3 Widespread disapproval of duo I’m replacing (5)

5 Ramjets tuned incorrectly during rearrangement (12)

6 Noel can do antics in portico (9)

7 Bound during pole dancing (4)

8 Stan kept including armoured vehicle (4)

11 Usual dimensions of flag perhaps (8,4)

13 Writer added weight to city (10)

14 Poison good man taking number of lines to church

- less than ten (10)

16 Wrecked said corner figure (9)

21 Guide religious group (5)

22 In disbelief angular tooth had been included (4)

23 Upturn in very big musical work (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Takeaway, 5 Abated, 9 Notation, 10 Guards, 12 Collie, 13 Fluke, 16 Thorax, 17 Wretched, 20 Prestige, 21 Sequin, 23 Hahas, 25 Salmon, 28 Borzoi, 29 Celibate, 30 Say yes, 31 Remember.

Down: 1 Tent, 2 Kite, 3 Astronaut, 4 Apollo, 6 Bluff, 7 Throughout, 8 Descendant, 11 Jerry, 14 Stop the bus, 15 Love-thirty, 18 The police, 19 Agast, 22 Allege, 24 Smoke, 26 Jamb, 27 Deer.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Oyster mushroom, 9 Nankeen, 10 Lighten, 11 Beef tomato, 12 Like, 14 Summon, 15 Drenched, 17 Disciple, 19 Madcap, 22 Tuna, 23 Dropping in, 25 Oarsmen, 26 Granule, 27 Man in the street.

Down: 1 Omnibus edition, 2 Sunbeam, 3 Electronic, 4 Minima, 5 Solitary, 6 Riga, 7 Ostrich, 8 Interdependent, 13 Inhabitant, 16 Clarinet, 18 Sangria, 20 Cagoule, 21 Apogee, 24 Impi.

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