Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/05/14

Cryptic crossword

Cryptic crossword

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HERE is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Fair that’s flat (2,3,5)

7. Animal Beelzebub protected (4)

9. Turkish commander’s cooker (3)

10. NCO admirer Bob discovered (10)

11. Head chef might have made it (4)

12. Memory of the act of gathering something together (12)

15. Anselm struggled round racetrack (2,4)

17. To be one, this administrator must have two others (8)

18. Sir might organise ideology (8)

20. Watch selector starting to be replaced by model (6)

21. Angels’ function? (12)

24. Declare it’s a promise (4)

26. A French religious group reaching ancient city with Edward didn’t have a discriminating taste (10)

27. Exclamation of surprise one way or the other (3)

28. Many scrums, say, at decisive stage (4)

29. In hiding, climber Ed upstairs had loosened his muscles (8,2)

DOWN

2. No approval for retreat (4)

3. Hear about bachelor included, one in a hurry, one selling ribbons (11)

4. Alan left imaginative ode (5)

5. Shortly have piece inserted into small blood vessel (7)

6. Left with said fire-raiser who’s a thief (9)

7. Inside piazza permanently hit (3)

8. City circle having one existing biscuit (4,6)

13. Sample cutie removed from underground container (4,7)

14. Note making house shake (10)

16. Soul music (9)

19. It can show pictures of skirt found on river (7)

22. Have included leading lady in split (5)

23. Old king, ferocious driver in Skopje, hurried (4)

25. Get more polish perhaps (3)

Friday’s solution

Grid 29:

Across: 1 Ballast, 5 Foraged, 9 Console, 10 Skyline, 11 Primavera, 12 Fiats, 13 Yogis, 15 Teddy bear, 16 Patriarch, 18 Elbow, 21 Verse, 22 Wipe-clean, 24 Twister, 26 Haywire, 27 Dreamed, 28 Putrefy.

Down: 1 Backpay, 2 Lending, 3 Aroma, 4 The western world, 5 Fish and chip shop, 6 Ray, 7 Grimace, 8 Dresser, 12 Foyle, 14 Smite, 16 Pivoted, 17 Termite, 19 Beeline, 20 Wintery, 23 Crypt, 25 Tam.

Grid 43:

Across: 1 Astonishing, 9 Technical, 10 Pansy, 11 Loin, 12 Run through, 14 Tool, 15 Inside edge, 19 Overvalued, 20 Fred, 21 Tangled web, 23 Icer, 25 Potty, 27 Leasehold, 28 Old Kent Road.

Down: 1 Arctic Ocean, 2 Tend, 3 Nocturnal, 4 Split, 5 Importer, 6 Gen, 7 Stiletto, 8 Myth, 13 Under a cloud, 16 Inelegant, 17 Elderado, 18 Evil-eyed, 21 Tope, 22 Dolce, 24 Demo, 26 Two.

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