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Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 01/01/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 One looking on the bright side sees work Timothy’s done on time (8)

5 Monkey’s hot when taken into A & E department briefly (6)

10 Permit movement in silence (7)

11 Animal hiding in West Ham’s terraces (7)

12 Conduct with good Scottish energy (5)

13 Set limits to having fruit filled with whipped cream (9)

14 Shift Granma, having shortage of everything everywhere (6,3,5)

17 Unfortunately, a certain tin bin is found in Boudicca’s home (7,7)

21 How long will it take to write paper about extremes of love (9)

23 Push little devil onto railroad (5)

24 V-sign Reagan gave to American car (7)

25 Small pieces of office equipment that are basic features (7)

26 Attempts compositions (6)

27 Meant hostelry to be sounded out and seen to (8)

Down

1 Eg. boil soup to do a favour (6)

2 Touchy-feely diplomacy — start off, pile on (7)

3 Is this strategem the work of French man? (9)

4 Expresses cause of three-point penalty exercises (8,6)

6 The bard of Springfield? (5)

7 Promising good weather for final night in south-east market (3,4)

8 Child you first met on loose rock-face is crying in high-pitched voice (8)

9 Sense her or my son near breakdown (5,3,6)

15 Manage escape from Crete taxi that’s crashed (9)

16 Hymn in descant I cleverly produced (8)

18 Scrambles left out sloping roadsides (7)

19 I am white as death at first, having been attacked as vampire (7)

20 Shut original door on cathedral precincts (6)

22 Wander in sunshine on street (5)

 

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