Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/11/2013

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Likely location of King and Queen (2,3,5)

7 Fish trodden on (4)

9 Number of postwomen (3)

10 Disregarded Edward during festival (6,4)

11 Penny with mother first found it slightly wet (4)

12 Scattered covers according to second edition (12)

15 Tax this revenue away from the sea (6)

17 Indication of proof (8)

18 Alcohol is ticklish in part treating the whole person (8)

20 Be destroyed before young man appears? (2,4)

21 Flower worn by woman in the house? (5-7)

24 Steal and end up here (4)

26 Officer removing one learner from Italy in unspecific statement (10)

27 Shortly I had a girl (3)

28 Break for biscuit during cold spell (4)

29 Colourful fish, it is off-putting (3,7)

DOWN

2 Shipbuilder coming from Hanoi I leave (4)

3 Friendly welcome at infirmary, pity it doesn’t open (11)

4 Tom goes round employment department for trainee (5)

5 Clergyman, one entering earlier daydream (7)

6 Young man to remove clothes with Heather (9)

7 Piece of turf so 11 across to start with (3)

8 Unconvincing reason why one cannot walk? (4,6)

13 Rush with songster to find marsh bird (4,7)

14 At home has job with petition (10)

16 Graduates manufactured sweet substance (4-5)

19 Terrier Edwin found it marked with heaps of stones (7)

22 Gentle drive for expulsions (5)

23 Gun sent for repair (4)

25 Kelvin and I quietly have short sleep (3)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 At first sight, 9 Sapient, 10 Leveret, 11 Crop, 12 Shied, 13 Taxi, 16 Nostril, 17 Yearned, 18 Fidgets, 21 Clippie, 23 Dash, 24 Block, 25 Herr, 28 Leafage, 29 Overawe, 30 Fourth estate.

Down: 2 Tiptoes, 3 Ives, 4 Satchel, 5 Silvery, 6 Give, 7 Terrain, 8 Third degree, 9 Second fiddle, 14 Armed, 15 Fagin, 19 Distaff, 20 Solvent, 21 Cyclone, 22 Precast, 26 Babu, 27 Felt.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Swansong, 6 Minute, 9 Instil, 10 Teleview, 11 Pier, 12 Divot, 13 Yo-yo, 14 Gale-force wind, 17 Lay down the law, 20 Talc, 22 Deter, 24 Bolt, 25 Caracara, 26 Lardon, 27 Keep up, 28 Facelift.

Down: 2 Winning, 3 Naturally, 4 Oiled, 5 Get over, 6 Milk teeth, 7 Navvy, 8 Tie-dyed, 15 Flood lamp, 16 Illiberal, 17 Leakage, 18 Not half, 19 Well off, 21 Clasp, 23 Relic.