Cryptic crossword – The Scotsman 28/01/14

28/01/14

28/01/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Difficult customer wanting vintage luggage? (4,4)

5 Trained sound of disgust at centre of rubbish (6)

9 A Leonardo original wall painting found out of doors (2,6)

10 Beats weight (6)

12 How to prepare pub tea full of beans (6)

13 Discussion group is in favour of part of speech playing for time (5)

16 Pine, perhaps, for barrel of beer (6)

17 Disproves initial conundrum that fazes us often (8)

20 In recent times, conservation body has been integrated in a manner yet to be revealed (8)

21 Walked or went on a bike down the street (6)

23 Heavenly body seen to be care of the weather office (5)

25 Associates with everything that is small (6)

28 Solicitor going round with new leader (6)

29 Have success among surroundings during cold season (2,6)

30 Does copper get incorporated into Iberian coin? (6)

31 Scots exclamation about urge to be ensconced in skim-tight trousers (8)

DOWN

1 The girl’s entry was first-class to listen to (4)

2 A dog’s life as voiced by a dog, say (4)

3 Seb, representative for Tories at first, takes one on in buy-out (9)

4 Power Point presentation of sect OK (6)

6 A fool’s turned up with remote (5)

7 The process of giving birth is tearing one apart (10)

8 Bully to initially put request to teacher (10)

11 Uproots in turmoil (5)

14 Smelling lack of firm control at Oddbins, for example (3,7)

15 I chatter, I’m all of a dither about sums (10)

18 Well-fed fish abandoned river for producing offspring (9)

19 It’s comfortless being left in charge of headmaster (5)

22 Take a quick look at good spear (6)

24 Weary volunteers backed away from being dressed up (5)

26 Captures mounted gun (4)

27 A revolutionary militant soldier is faced with weapons (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Honest, 4 Operates, 9 Silent, 10 Disgrace, 12 Tonga, 13 Entreated, 14 The City, 15 Rash, 19 Snap, 21 Pioneer, 24 Directors, 26 Lasso, 27 Ravenous, 28 Ignore, 29 Soldered, 30 Stress.

Down: 1 Hesitate, 2 No longer, 3 Sensation, 5 Pointer, 6 Rogue, 7 Toasts, 8 Steady, 11 Deny, 16 Spotlight, 17 Keystone, 18 Troopers, 20 Produce, 22 Adores, 23 Travel, 25 Canoe.

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