Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/08/15

27/08/15

27/08/15

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

Wednesday's solution

Wednesday's solution

1 Is about to melt down bits and pieces (6)

4 Took a break, or went in to be rehabilitated (8)

9 Writer found in small cabin, at the end (6)

10 Set to stir up a group of performers, at one stage (8)

12 Agree to let in, on or out (5)

13 To abolish two cricketing terms could turn things upside down (9)

14 Card games best suited for gambling establishments (7)

15 Use handy device to get round Lothians, initially (4)

19 Get the better of 2 down first (4)

21 Having consolidated, paid up, then took up residence (7)

24 At one time, I’ve cut out the final manager (9)

26 Meet face to face on the firing line, like 2 down (5)

27 Opposition have distaste for a reproduction (8)

28 An accountant left a small firm making cotton cloth (6)

29 Is choosing to help one finding a seat (8)

30 Many work units accept energy from syndicates (6)

DOWN

1 About to train up chaser in investigation (8)

2 First in rank expressed warning on course to majority (8)

3 Focus on a mass of material, in reality (9)

5 Determined that downpayment would be decisive (7)

6 May find black mark on brand, but it isn’t, commonly (5)

7 Is about to get right laboratory vessel (6)

8 Little girls have to take it all back (6)

11 There must be plenty of items for sale (4)

16 Obsolete terms for food no longer acceptable (3,2,4)

17 May be growing flushed, but is quite healthy (8)

18 Issues some volumes to make impressions (8)

20 Give little credit to intro arrangement. It’s old hat (7)

21 Proceed through the last episode (4)

22 May describe associate with respect (6)

23 Have to cancel lease taken on by runner (6)

25 When in revolt, group might be distressed (5)

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