Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/03/14

31/03/14

31/03/14

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Inadequate cataract (or cascade) may lead to arrears (10)

9 Left a note at the last minute (4)

10 Lacking speed, precise Greek character had 9 across to stock up (10)

11 Leaderless soldiers left, at first, to join up (6)

12 Have to study on the first day, but be worried about it (5)

15 About to have a break on reaching the summit (5)

18 Is it essential for a girl to get over it? (5)

19 Concentrated, in waiting for the bomb to go off (7)

20 Turned up in real time, to be on guard (5)

21 Race to join first team, making comeback (5)

22 Disembarkation on the seashore, in good order (7)

23 Bring a good book to Bible class in the cavern (5)

24 Is able to improve the final repair (5)

26 As a minimum, in a while as targeted (5)

29 Although discarded, we’re told, still held sway (6)

31 Impatience with girls getting some satisfaction (10)

32 Would she find it hard to follow routine? (4)

33 With endless stamina, one’s in force, stimulating others (10)

DOWN

2 Some German wine is in a shocking state (4)

3 Run away in two directions, making tracks (6)

4 Establish how to start to lay the lowest part (5)

5 Get permission to go on holiday (5)

6 Get odds on runner returning with alacrity (5)

7 The three wise men led saint, with 6 down, to a JP (10)

8 Tend to include 18 down, at the end, and made it public (10)

13 Regret having to take ET in train (7)

14 Associates have to disengage from relatives (7)

15 Odd fellows cash in 21 across right away (10)

16 Choose to speak to all the voters (10)

17 In return, they felt it could win the championship (5)

18 Bound to get in to deliver gene therapy (5)

25 Old planes flying over Normandy, initially, for a long time (6)

26 Long to get the upper hand, although on the shelf (5)

27 Passage into the middle of Paisley (5)

28 A strip of cloth on garment (5)

30 Get a negative response in Paris without delay (4)

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