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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/12/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Kay makes advanced charge in combative sport (6)

4 Member during winter sport giving short measure (8)

9 Philippa gave Peg the apple (6)

10 A trusty sort accepting one that’s sculptured (8)

12 Pub where animals come to drink (8-4)

15 Chap best avoided in winter (9)

17 Ship from the Loire (5)

18 Praise when old tax was reduced by pound (5)

19 Hunt out and find railway being repaired (5,4)

20 Last character reproaching decorative engraver (12)

24 Her getting involved with Italy surprisingly enthusiastically (8)

25 Land surface had been pulverised (6)

26 Those sick and tired of work might need this treatment (4,4)

27 Vehicle left inside plant (6)

DOWN

1 How cricketer looked after gate (4,6)

2 How one might make an involuntary settlement (10)

3 Magistrate making rebel leader get into line (5)

5 Old-fashioned cooker in room where there is scope (7-5)

6 Walk, Metro out of order. Rails perhaps (9)

7 In Madeira, quality country (4)

8 Painter to go only half a yard (4)

11 I name detail specifically (2,10)

13 Dog the detective (10)

14 Even crossing-place in Shropshire (10)

16 Some snowball I stick to projectile (9)

21 April in Paris (5)

22 Cleaner has no end of attractiveness (4)

23 Graduate’s second fish (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Forages, 5 Hanover, 9 Revolve, 10 Tetanus, 11 Stand open, 12 Salad, 13 Eases, 15 Nursemaid, 16 Gyrfalcon, 18 Paged, 21 River, 22 Acrostics, 24 Earning, 26 Vaccine, 27 Sheilas, 28 Resight.

Down: 1 Foresee, 2 Reveals, 3 Gelid, 4 Sweeping changes, 5 Hit and run driver, 6 Nut, 7 Vanilla, 8 Resided, 12 Sleep, 14 Stair, 16 Garnets, 17 Reverie, 19 Guiding, 20 Descent, 23 Sacks, 25 Ill.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Gold-fever, 6 Laser, 9 Andiron, 10 Parvenu, 11 Askew, 12 Ransacked, 13 Janet, 14 Brassiere, 17 Recurrent, 19 Acted, 21 Soul music, 24 Idiom, 26 Liberia, 27 Ongoing, 28 My eye, 29 Green belt.

Down: 1 Guava, 2 Ladykin, 3 Firewater, 4 Venerable, 5 Ripen, 6 Larva, 7 Speckle, 8 Roundhead, 13 Jerusalem, 15 Artichoke, 16 Skating on, 18 Crumble, 20 Thin ice, 22 Merge, 23 Slang, 25 Might.

 

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