Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/05/14

30/05/14

30/05/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

Solution 29/05/14

Solution 29/05/14

1 Football: Aston Villa take on heavyweights (7)

5 Searched for food to prepare dog fare (7)

9 Give comfort at keyboard (7)

10 Slinky snake seen on eastern horizon (7)

11 Hung up at first, perhaps, a tv detective makes spring in Italy (9)

12 Sanctions a reception in short bursts (5)

13 American bears with those having a spiritual practice, when ... (5)

15 ... Edwardian style support is given for cuddly toy (5,4)

16 Father figure, as Chair, takes part _ that’s out of order (9)

18 Part of the body that may give gut pain when upset more than once (5)

21 First couple to go back leave poem (5)

22 We plan ice for constructing surface that’s easy to care for (4-5)

24 Is this tornado a fraud? (7)

26 Fodder and fencing all over the place (7)

27 See me enveloped in fear when lost in fantasy (7)

28 Position referee at end of play? Rot! (7)

DOWN

1 Wages owing are swapped in retaliation (7)

2 Left to finish giving credit (7)

3 As one might say in Italy: “A capital smell” (5)

4 Film genre spun, we hear, in Europe and North America (3,7,5)

5 If returning shandy cut with vitamin and fruit used in making beer, contact supper supplier (4,3,4,4)

6 The boy may be a sunbeam (3)

7 I’m clothed in style with contorted look (7)

8 Theatre employee found in wardrobe department? (7)

12 Heard to outwit tv detective (5)

14 Hit when times are hard (5)

16 Private investigator elected to be swung round (7)

17 School session on computers finally made something boring (7)

19 Direct route could be electronic speciality (7)

20 Try wine: it can be drunk when it’s cold (7)

23 Vault is not in charge of this crossword (5)

25 Wanting domestic bonnet (3)

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