Cryptic crossword – The Scotsman 5 November 2013

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Tuesday’s puzzle

Across

1 Plunge into tantrum in cheap theatre (7)

5 Wickedly raped sky pilot (5)

11 Shakespeare’s Earl of Kent, for example, takes ten able men along for the ride (1,5,9)

12 Posh people found from New Orleans to the Bahamas (4)

13 Foundation degree taken by sibling (5)

14 Quick diet? (4)

17 Does star of this need to hide from view? (6)

18 One who makes plans for engineers to go back to school (7)

20 Peripheral software represented by AA (7)

22 Places children next to each other in revolt (6)

24 Adult female beheaded by Arab state (4)

25 Left comfort to collect rent (5)

26 Arrest the little prince, say (4)

29 What to do if shooting yourself in the foot is likely to prove fatal (3,4,3,5)

30 Gas swirling round paper found in rocky area (5)

31 Troops blow up a bridge (7)

DOWN

2 Play with reaction to being rammed from the rear, perhaps (4,4,2,5)

3 Laud tinkering with ancient Scots (4)

4 Falling raindrops inside may make a deep impression (7)

6 He’s on your side of lane at closing time exit (4)

7 PM orders lamb (for example) burger and duck (6,9)

8 Secures a ride in carts (5)

9 Are the East or West ones independents? (6)

10 Whole platoon, for example based on one transport system (7)

15 Hacked off when the man got married (5)

16 Steep shaft down which things may go extremely quickly, we hear (5)

19 Entertainer O’Connor swapped with Noel (7)

21 Sticks sharp point into initial sample of fruit (6)

22 Situation reportedly lasted since 1945 (7)

23 Travelled on snow over dikes (5)

27 Extended desire (4)

28 All ears since first in Glasgow (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Container ship, 10 Presume, 11 Chicago, 12 Near, 13 Stall, 14 Bits, 17 Stringent, 19 Clear, 20 Aware, 22 Sedative, 24 Mood, 25 Swipe, 27 Knit, 30 Deserve, 31 Aver age, 32 Flabbergasted.

Down: 2 Open air, 3 True, 4 Inert, 5 Escalated, 6 Slip, 7 Imagine, 8 Spanish Armada, 9 Monstrosities, 15 Inner, 16 Acute, 18 Elsewhere, 21 Arousal, 23 Vintage, 26 Prang, 28 Grab,29 Gets.

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