Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/03/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Way I state to be orderly (10)

7 Rear part of body popular again (4)

9 Nine months in the affirmative (3)

10 Tracing drama with corgi developing (10)

11 Spectators’ entrance (4)

12 Where bolt comes from unexpectedly (3,2,3,4)

15 Prohibit an Australian fruit (6)

17 Husband inside greatly troubled with apathy (8)

18 Sign of evil rediscovered at Thebes (3,5)

20 Against fellow swindler, one with persuasive way of talking (6)

21 Whisky from Elgin, orange variety maiden included (12)

24 Man coming 7 across from the provinces (4)

26 Crazy fun with festoon when mentally unhinged (3,4,3)

27 Second person included in pay-out (3)

28 French cheese that is British first (4)

29 One entering joining up for military service (10)

DOWN

2 Impetuosity of tailless animal (4)

3 Hotel has copy compound (11)

4 Dexterous not having a legal claim (5)

5 Despite being meticulous, split car fuel (7)

6 Sluggish as a result of putting vaccine on a twitch (9)

7 Reserve container (3)

8 Felix, thief, one is extremely nimble (3-7)

13 Difficult problem Brian solved before Teresa struggled (11)

14 The bolivar exchanged for a biscuit (4-6)

16 Similar correspondent (9)

19 Dicky, a fluter was crying (7)

22 Spirits had info before eleven (5)

23 Regretting stopping short — bankruptcy (4)

25 Whisky or some sherry expected (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 A going concern, 10 Handclasp, 11 Lethe, 12 Bayonet, 13 Sealant, 14 Glazed, 16 Oriental, 18 Interval, 20 Usurer, 23 Truffle, 24 Imaging, 26 Rasta, 27 Duodecimo, 28 Ascentiontide.

Down: 2 Gunny, 3 Incense, 4 Giants, 5 Opposers, 6 Collage, 7 Retractor, 8 The big picture, 9 Fertile region, 15 Altruists, 17 Laser dot, 19 Reflate, 21 Sparest, 22 Gigolo, 25 Iliad.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 At a pinch, 6 Corpse, 9 Atonic, 10 American, 11 Amah, 12 Ethic, 13 Mail, 14 Countenancing, 17 Overelaborate, 20 Beck, 22 Ruler, 24 Oven, 25 Filipino, 26 Sierra, 27 Ogress, 28 Downtown.

Down: 2 Totemic, 3 Penthouse, 4 Niche, 5 Heathen, 6 Crescendo, 7 Reign, 8 Sharing, 15 The brains, 16 In a moment, 17 Opening, 18 All told, 19 Eyebrow, 21 Knife, 23 Resew.

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