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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/11/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Approval shown when tank op at beach is carried out (1,3,2,3,4)

10 Gives advance payment covering piece of land — then takes away (9)

11 Led in, in order to be scored (5)

12 Current one: it’s in plant (7)

13 Period certain to result in obliteration (7)

14 Bubbles found in flat here (6)

16 Wet Sir Alec, Conservative, plus Heath (8)

18 Command to shoot generates palpable heat (4,4)

20 Rudimentary stage achieved by more preparation (6)

23 Builder’s framework returned in lesser time (7)

24 Hungry kiss on the cheek is initially hot (7)

26 South African province where one was born (5)

27 Offering shares in salt bath? (9)

28 Filmed, perhaps, on Greek island, after party — that’s not negotiable (3,2,8)

DOWN

2 Roll up to see Picasso, for example (5)

3 Machine to burn it fired up with energy (7)

4 Smashing uncle I followed to find cores (6)

5 He’s super-agitated about wrecked ship (8)

6 Winner at darts and cards — what a plum! (7)

7 Does he direct orchestra like lightning? (9)

8 Large sum paid just for music Sam played first (1,5,7)

9 It’s extremely worrying that I would use books to expand my mind (1,5,2,5)

15 Proverbially called black by equal offender (3,6)

17 Being fertile and anti-abortion? (8)

19 Not much of absurd hearing given to pasta (7)

21 My casual seating arrangements on grassland by the sea (7)

22 In the West End, perhaps, until when he was no longer admitted (6)

25 I had ten to a square, you fool (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Misrepresent, 8 Solve, 9 Deflected, 11 Endear, 12 Breather, 14 Traditions, 15 Smug, 18 Trap, 19 Impersonal, 21 Ordering, 23 Prompt, 25 Signaller, 26 Gusto, 27 Honeysuckles.

Down: 1 Melodrama, 2 Scenario, 3 Ends, 4 References, 5 Seesaw, 6 Notch, 7 Ostentatious, 10 Deregulation, 13 Dismantles, 16 Minimises, 17 Astragal, 20 Create, 22 Doggo, 24 Eric.

 

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