Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/12/14

30/12/14
30/12/14
Share this article
0
Have your say

Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

30/12/14

30/12/14

1 Counselling about educating without initial teaching (8)

5 Puts up with one dopehead – that’s crass (6)

9 Collections of lords and ladies with young attendants ever briefly in the midst (8)

10 More occupied with vehicle that’s run down (6)

12 Deprives of signs of rank when last chance taken (6)

13 Mediterranean bread found in hollow, thanks (5)

16 First entrant cleverly chose repeats (6)

17 Rap Fogle for playing this game (8)

20 Lady Fortune – according to Spooner – has not smiled on this unfortunate person (4,4)

21 Short nautical span on ocean results in feeling of sickness (6)

23 Share out yield of shoot, perhaps (5)

25 Spheres of genuine writing (6)

28 Tommy and Mike, we hear, go one behind the other (6)

29 Having eaten up and being in good health without a doubt (4,4)

30 Travel card issued in boy’s territory (6)

31 Left for dead (8)

DOWN

1 Openings in clothes shops (4)

2 Couple returning with tiny child (4)

3 Pair death shockingly with racial segregation (9)

4 Circle around churchman (6)

6 Surpass with fanfare (5)

7 Push about crooked tin bar with DIY tool (10)

8 Hero of alleged wild tale about eternal youth (6,4)

11 Requested to be given job needing no leader (5)

14,15 Inform those on board. Oh yeah? (4,4,2,3,7)

18 Reap blame, possibly, and get dessert (4,5)

19 Marks of injury from when epidemic disease originally came in (5)

22 Muck about with fellow on river (6)

24 Bent to and fro to the sound of these blue shoes (5)

26 Handled non-woven material (4)

27 Having eaten up, left in … left in a hurry (4)