Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/11/13

29/11/13

29/11/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Apparently arrived to begin viewing spectacles (2,5,5)

9 Get panties in a twist? Yes, if you’re wise (7)

10 Young thing is a novice on mountain when first snow has melted (7)

11 Grain, for instance, found in bird’s gullet (4)

12 Displayed nervousness at item seen in hut (5)

13 Duty one imposed on conveyance (4)

16 Feature rots away in zero situation (7)

17 Had a desperate need for small change at Hogmanay (7)

18 Field intelligence department initially suffers jumpiness (7)

21 She gives out tickets that cut the odd price (7)

23 Run with style (4)

24 Second class security found in part of prison (5)

25 Woman’s right to marry German man (4)

28 Set gal a fee for greenery (7)

29 Dazzle on surface of loch (7)

30 Press for the state to accept union (6,6)

DOWN

2 Adopts cautious method of walking when travelling to piste (7)

3 Cornish saint meets burly singer? (4)

4 The class failed to finish unpacking schoolbag (7)

5 Is returning at first light to find another light that’s like moonlight (7)

6 Donate room for moving (4)

7 Trainer thrown out of ground (7)

8 A grilling administered to achieve a PhD, perhaps (1,5,6)

9 Always the bridesmaid will support scam (6,6)

14 Sporting weapons received by popular medic (5)

15 Villainous character takes footballers’ booze (5)

19 Princess takes on personnel for women’s work (7)

20 Find the answer at normal temperature originally in acetone, for example (7)

21 Wind up no part of bike (7)

22 Carpets over concrete (7)

26 Indian clerk buys half of higher degree (4)

27 Iron lieutenant extremely experienced (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Profession, 6 Shed, 10 Literal, 11 Thrones, 12 Roulette, 13 Leg up, 15 Return, 17 Condense, 19 Decision, 21 Ostler, 24 Repel, 25 Sediment, 28 Unclear, 29 Oddment, 30 Eats, 31 Fertilises.

Down: 1 Pole, 2 Outpost, 3 Enrol, 4 Salute, 5 On the dot, 7 Handgun, 8 Disappears, 9 Preludes, 14 Trade route, 16 Resolved, 18 Conserve, 20 Copycat, 22 Lingers, 23 Adroit, 26 Medal, 27 Utes.

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