Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 28/09/13

28/09/13

28/09/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Bar bird-dog having idle stroll (8,6)

9 and 10 See 26

11 Man overturning lorry left out (4)

12 and 13 League raise standard (5,4)

16 Main god? (7)

17 and 19 Power Saracen exerted during close shave (6,6)

22 Drunk not completely ignored (4-3)

25 Leading lady three times with you, say, going in to soothe (4)

26, 9 and 10 Tipsy spouses from town in Berkshire play (5,5,2,7)

27 Fibre initially just used there eventually (4)

30 Transport haricot around (7)

31 Able to return being 18 down (7)

32 Fruit coming from headland, bird be on the right lines (4,10)

DOWN

1 Intimidating cockney lady inside shrinking back (8)

2 Deliberately conceal rise in insurance (5,2)

3 Not about, stuck puzzled with pointed tooth (4)

4 I name fellow before Iberian prince (7)

5 Base info (3-4)

6 Even characters from Dublin Bay find bone (4)

7 Interrogators converted stage on river (7)

8 Stop a kerb buckling (5)

14 Traitor sorrowful turning up after first half of June (5)

15 Whimsical old copper to go round (5)

18 Right to engrave in a dirty place, it’s pliant (8)

20 Turkish leader takes a fruit (7)

21 Different role, etc, for printing-plate (7)

22 One is prepared to work in it (7)

23, 24 and 28 Going back in time? (7,9)

29 Said ‘preserve doorpost’ (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 PT instructor, 9 Rum baba, 10 Sputnik, 11 Bred, 12 Cheat, 13 Beth, 16 Letters, 17 Thrusts, 18 Abseils, 21 Mediate, 23 Trio, 24 Ready, 25 Tact, 28 Not long, 29 Clifton, 30 U N resolution.

Down: 2 Tempest, 3 Naan, 4 Teaches, 5 Upstart, 6 Thug, 7 Rangers, 8 G K Chesterton, 9 R M Ballantyne, 14 Merit, 15 Pride, 19 Shiatsu, 20 Sledges, 21 Medical, 22 Adapt to, 26 and 27 Poor fist.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Supplement, 7 Hide, 9 Ode, 10 Puerto Rico, 11 Mope, 12 Interchanged, 15 Shrimp, 17 Mechanic, 18 Printout, 20 Entity, 21 Maiden voyage, 24 Tier, 26 Storehouse, 27 Eli, 28 Styx, 29 Sweetheart.

Down: 2 Urus, 3 Partitioned, 4 E-boat, 5 Epigram, 6 Toothache, 7 Hem, 8 Depreciate, 13 Near the bone, 14 Pharmacist, 16 Prognosis, 19 Twosome, 22 Adept, 23 Tsar, 25 Rex.

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