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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/12/2012

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Aspire to follow a race over fences (12)

9 Thinks about adopting good cavaliers (7)

10 Want motive to boost force (7)

11 Able to get around old Army personnel with some cereals ... (4)

12 ... and told about the nucleus of an Army unit (5)

13 Find some cheap seats in a recess (4)

16 Dramatic venue for operation, at some stage (7)

17 Resolve to get into torn clothes (7)

18 Learn, eg, about supplement (7)

21 Commonly, face up to pain with some spirit (7)

23 Leaders can leap over grand obstacle (4)

24 Go up in the class system by degrees (5)

25 Ebb and flow of a current may be permanent (4)

28 Fast-living libertine may be out of control (7)

29 Drives hard into wards (7)

30 Conveying some new trees over to France (12)

Down

2 First line inserted into the national emblem (7)

3 Order some of the chop-suey, on reflection (4)

4 Tell tales about top model coming over as quite flexible (7)

5 A cutter or other vessel, in the main (7)

6 High points of a record score, initially (4)

7 Overshadowing cuts in Eastern Europe (7)

8 On no account take on the junior, all the same (12)

9 Learn articles by heart, getting to become fully aware (4,3,5)

14 Upheaval in the mid-West, or Middle East (5)

15 Characters slip up when engaging first gear before second (5)

19 Does it seem wrong to wake guard? (7)

20 Old club takes advantage of pardons (7)

21 Head has to tolerate a range of colours (7)

22 Inform one about a great work (7)

26 Break down a list of duties (4)

27 Have little time for compassion, to be precise (4)

 
 
 

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