Cryptic crossword -The Scotsman 28/11/13

28/11/13
28/11/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Testimony to the ostensible reason for declaration (10)

6 Girl would get rid of an outhouse (4)

10 Although precise, as a matter of fact, make a mistake in print (7)

11 Chairs offered to man in the top section (7)

12 Let route be designed by game of chance (8)

13 Help offered when on side at college (3,2)

15 About to go, in order to make a profit (6)

17 Prisoner studies the final contract (8)

19 Finding determination to reach a verdict (8)

21 East German took on the French, right after a horseman (6)

24 To stumble over the first page would go against the grain (5)

25 Although on time, ends up with the dregs (8)

28 Would a close relative have a right to be a bit vague? (7)

29 Casual workers had little time for bric-a-brac (7)

30 Takes in some red wine at smart soiree (4)

31 Generates strife, and lies about it (10)

DOWN

1 Cut back to the last focal point (4)

2 Remote station just the place to store airmail (7)

3 Sign up by name, in return for education (5)

4 Pay tribute to girl with only one of the 27 down (6)

5 Just the right time to be working with the little girl (2,3,3)

7 Give a 13 across good turn, getting new weapon (7)

8 Turn up in Norfolk town, then vanishes into thin air (10)

9 Was repulsed, unfortunately, by first movements (8)

14 A way to deal in goods, in the main (5,5)

16 Determined left-winger had to get the right answer (8)

18 Having caught on, have to wait in a jam (8)

20 Would Tom have to follow a text to become an impersonator? (7)

22 Hangs about, when left to reign over society (7)

23 It’s ingenious to run round it, at short notice first (6)

26 Setter taking pulse got an award (5)

27 Get some minute, small trucks down under (4)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 1 Safeguarded, 9 Admission, 10 Tiger, 11 Gate, 12 Fever pitch, 14 Romp, 15 Cornflower, 19 Nit-picking, 20 Paid, 21 Mock turtle, 23 Oder, 25 Cabin, 27 Cavernous, 28 Hot cross bun.

Down: 1 Symptomatic, 2 Fast, 3 Guidebook, 4 Annie, 5 Date palm, 6 Dog, 7 Hanger-on, 8 Arch, 13 Town and gown, 16 Nine lives, 17 Red Cross, 18 Distinct, 21 Mice, 22 Racer, 24 Grab, 26 Bah.