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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/01/2013

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Frank as dog on walk, perhaps (8)

5 Making enquiries in the role of sovereign (6)

9 Agreement can’t include furnace (8)

10 Smooth part of competition to stop at nothing (6)

12 Conflict is widespread on the street (6)

13 Took exams again, having revised non-lethal weapon (5)

16 Result of Troubles in Northern Ireland (6)

17 Princess on uplifting scale (8)

20 Lines forming in Egyptian city, welcoming in New Year (3,5)

21 Office equipment found by firm on quay (6)

23 That’s what I call another colour (5)

25 Sees sergeant coming back in and going out (6)

28 Now a bishop enters onto the way leading to eternal life (6)

29 Something for your phone to finish just before ten as an add-on (8)

30 The gap transforms where you hang what makes your house a home (6)

31 Notice project with a National Trust officer (8)

DOWN

1 Choose tool (4)

2 Preserve smashed vase (4)

3 Duck-billed platypus found by medical officer, not engineers (9)

4 Game first newcomer could fix with Scottish group (6)

6 Species of W-H-E-A-T (5)

7 Having tea in basin, strangely, when officially not present (2,8)

8 Make a public statement about Bluebottle/Moriarty LP? (2,2,6)

11 Seen on September 1 - a very old photograph (5)

14 Having soup and a sandwich in cafe, perhaps, when only half awake (3,2,5)

15 Something’s a bit fishy - but with a different odour (1,5,1,3)

18 Bride’s clothes assembled by artist after tea, we hear (9)

19 Foreigner has a right to possession (5)

22 Photography equipment made journey overdrawn (6)

24 Many adore this flavouring (5)

26 Concept starts in dream, encompassing aura (4)

27 Leave former player who’s having his turn (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Go down in history, 9 Agonising, 10 Addle, 11 Drone, 12 Goldenrod, 13 Optic, 15 Covered up, 17 Ephemeral, 19 Wiser, 21 Godfather, 23 Adieu, 24 Imola, 25 Regulated, 26 Like the clappers.

Down: 1 Grandiose, 2 Drop-out, 3 Write, 4 Icing, 5 High-level, 6 Scarecrow, 7 Ordered, 8 Yield, 14 Combatant, 15 Carthorse, 16 Persuades, 18 Haddock, 20 Skittle, 21 Grill, 22 Regal, 23 All up.

 

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