Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/10/13

31/10/13

31/10/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Converted a drive in redevelopment (6)

4 Seeming to be a quiet old man (8)

9 If tin church starts to list, write it off (6)

10 I sorry to be opposed to regular routine (8)

12 Pay for doctor to prepare feast (5)

13 Arrives after taking too much, and wins the day (9)

14 Gaining access to old writer in good form (7)

15 Support last sledge on a hill-slope (4)

19 Cowshed placed in a nearby residence (4)

21 Is about to sum up to flesh things out (7)

24 Puts brute out, but flatters him (7,2)

26 One with grievance promises to join a union (1,4)

27 Would stranger in the wrong team have to run, in the end? (8)

28 Encourage press to call for petition (6)

29 Settles on scenes over a couple of days (8)

30 Beautiful youth creates a fuss in back street, initially (6)

DOWN

1 Has time off for cruise in a recess (8)

2 Run to close up deer who are handed over (8)

3 Chose one force in line to take one’s breath away (9)

5 Establish right-back is moral (7)

6 At one’s wit’s end, getting rid of French clown (5)

7 Imagine composition without one mysterious set of variations (6)

8 Set out a couple of times to identify deadly fly (6)

11 Have a mind to close, still operating first-gear (4)

16 Sold lots to the highest bidders (9)

17 Check the accounts for one working in trial performance (8)

18 Lies about rate for artists’ studios (8)

20 Begin to extend a steady incline to the poorer part of town (4,3)

21 Preoccupied artist had part covered, we’re told (4)

22 Sailor, by the way, was stationed overseas (6)

23 Condition of a work of art, having lost energy (6)

25 Ancient prophet had to take note of the ruling class (5)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Woodpecker, 6 Glad, 10 Rhenium, 11 Grizzly, 12 Take it in, 13 Their, 15 Stride, 17 Arboreta, 19 Ill-fated, 21 Collie, 24 Kenya, 25 Smashing, 28 Evasion, 29 Narrate, 30 Doom, 31 Settlement.

Down:1 Warn, 2 Open-air, 3 Prime, 4 Come to, 5 Enginery, 7 Lazy eye, 8 Daydreamer, 9 Virtuoso, 14 A sticky end, 16 Dramatis, 18 Personae, 20 Long-ago, 22 Lineage, 23 Gannet, 26 Horde, 27 Beat.

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