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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/04/2012

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Theatre fellow to get on and arrange event effectively (5-6)

9 Seat of learning? (5)

10 One will not agree to have one (8)

12 Get back better (7)

13 Make known to Phil, sub, differently (7)

14 Nothing repeatedly shaped like an egg (5)

15 Not one who only moves in time to the ‘Water Music’ (3-6)

18 Excluded from function not having a job (3,2,4)

20 Am taken aback by sound of crow or parrot (5)

21 Irritating young lady Heather (7)

24 Come again (7)

25 Manky hag removed from horse show (8)

26 Bump boat? (5)

27 Device for telling if somebody has been at the whisky? (6-5)

Down

2 Flourished while quintet dither stupidly outside (7)

3 I go with errata about relationship in vehicle mechanism (4-5)

4 Swot had drinking-vessel raised (3,2)

5 Riotous mania, the same again in African country (7)

6 Information on eleven spirits (5)

7 Mark left town, one on North Yorkshire coast (11)

8 Trap when door-fastening device is not working (5,3)

11 Departs with movement having an alert perception (5-6)

16 Blank expression during game of cards with one type of card (5-4)

17 Overconfident birds on river (8)

19 In disbelief lick erratically with a flutter (7)

20 Not in favour with Jack getting between one of the breakwaters that is not fixed (7)

22 Do not start to misbehave when put in dock (3,2)

23 Make allowances (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Detested, 5 Statin, 9 Telepath, 10 Victim, 12,13 Not all there, 16 Chants, 17 Roadkill, 20 Landrace, 21 Mayhem, 23 Tales, 25 Teaser, 28 Exotic, 29 Moorland, 30 Swings, 31 Beechnut.

Down: 1 Dote, 2 Told, 3 Supporter, 4 Entrap, 6 Twist, 7 To the right, 8 Nom de plume, 11 Sloop, 14 Sculptress, 15 Cannelloni, 18 Diametric, 19 Acute, 22 Parole, 24 Sling, 26 Mann, 27 Adit.

 
 
 

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