Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 28/05/15

28/05/15

28/05/15

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

28/05/15

28/05/15

1 Was terrifying, gruesome giant unique? (10)

9 Rivght away, 2 down had a backyard close (4)

10 Britain, eg, took over new two-masted vessel (10)

11 Old flame took me back, up to a point, to let me off the hook (6)

12 Found a financial backer in a strange location (5)

15 They are inclined to tear around on stage, at first (5)

18 Girl adopted one little orphan (5)

19 A new space developed to serve savoury titbits (7)

20 Company boss took a month, initially, to learn a short role in a play (5)

21 Make allowances for hard circuit (5)

22 Is about to play tune with one suite (7)

23 Gather the money to reward success in the ring (5)

24 Other people may have little energy to receive things illegally (5)

26 Get moving forward, at pace (5)

29 Organised party for many at irregular intervals (6)

31 Rubbed one up the wrong way, so made things a lot worse (10)

32 Urge illegal ticket-seller to turn, at last (4)

33 Goes before a team changes direction (5,5)

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2 Was painter about to be at a premium? (4)

3 Studies hard to face common drink ... (4,2)

4 ... and name in Japan, losing face, for a trained assassin (5)

5 It’s outstanding to go back over victory (5)

6 It sounds appropriate to display some staying power (5)

7 Made person go out for long walks (10)

8 Fight with some soldiers, at the last parapet (10)

13 In Paris, refuse to quit, day-in and day-out (7)

14 Charge writers to take their place in a river (7)

15 Is about to cut pear up, at the end, to get better (10)

16 May have to record a message in a minute (10)

17 Make a point to the Supreme Court, or Europe (5)

18 A second leading man didn’t get round top actress (5)

25 Corresponds with rivals, and keeps pace with them (6)

26 Did NCO, in short, have a right to be well-groomed? (5)

27 Keen to get through area Germany used to hold (5)

28 Spins things out, having the last word on odds and ends (5)

30 Get the upper hand in a while, admittedly (4)

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