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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/02/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Refugee, one who has been substituted? (9,6)

9 Coming from Broadmoor to place where decisions are made (9)

10 Half-a-dozen for each snake (5)

11 Disproportionate, unjustifiable and excessive (5)

12 Gen Pamela resurrected for TV programme (5,4)

13 Girl’s accepting order from poet (5)

15 Mac should be (9)

17 Crafty planning (9)

19 Francis took tool at back of shed (5)

21 Reserve seat first on bicycle (9)

23 Some employ allcomers who are faithful (5)

24 Fast nimble ships (5)

25 Rosalind’s found open land in Ireland (9)

26 Cure the heartsore lot struggling (7,2,6)

DOWN

1 Corrupt society girl longed to go round university (9)

2 Celebrity playing darts before receiving award (7)

3 In the salad left the spoon (5)

4 Cut meat initially inside and munch noisily (5)

5 Needing much effort being difficult to please (9)

6 Old pen Eve mysteriously wrapped up (9)

7 Upscale performer (7)

8 Never-changing courage (5)

14 Trite logo depicting opera (9)

15 Repay bruiser struggling with me (9)

16 There is no such thing as something received with apparently no strings attached (4,5)

18 Stated one is leaving headland with despondency (7)

20 So bad that it is unfathomable (7)

21 Less chancy fare’s served up (5)

22 Some asparagus to be consumed with zest (5)

23 Not exactly free (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Hackles, 5 Femoral, 9 Tripoli, 10 Cadaver, 11 Perpetual, 12 Champ, 13 Tapes, 15 Take issue, 16 Andromeda, 18 Sweep, 21 Louis, 22 Main theme, 24 Relieve, 26 Diorite, 27 Yankees, 28 endless.

Down: 1 Hotspot, 2 Chirrup, 3 Loose, 4 Stir up the embers, 5 face like a fiddle, 6 Mod, 7 reveals, 8 Lark pie, 12 Chips, 14 Shops, 16 Allergy, 17 Drumlin, 19 Eremite, 20 Poetess, 23 Troad, 25 Ewe.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Campsite, 5 Affect, 10 Anosmia, 11 Equable, 12 Esher, 13 Top-secret, 14 Know your onions, 17 In the beginning, 21 Headlight, 23 Rower, 24 Alencon, 25 Refresh, 26 Keypad, 27 Upstream.

Down: 1 Craven, 2 Moorhen, 3 Sam Browne, 4 Traction-engine, 6 Flume, 7 Embargo, 8 Treatise, 9 Peppermint-drop, 15 Non-profit, 16 Highjack, 18 Tracery, 19 Nowhere, 20 Graham, 22 Lycra.

 

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