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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/05/13

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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1 Last place to catch a plane? (7,8)

9 Case of technical expert on diplomatic staff (7)

10 Bit of poetry mother accepted (7)

11 A heron’s fluttering round English resort (7)

12 Fruit last month in hospital appeared initially (7)

13 Second celebrity? (3,2,3,6)

15 Craftier u-turns round basic foundation (14)

21 Nothing placed in centre of moving target in method of execution (7)

22 One of a number holding up the train (7)

23 Offer more and take the lot perhaps (7)

24 Evening chore? (7)

25 Manxmen’s event (5-6,4)

Down

1 One unenthusiastically shows this (6)

2 Gold helicopter blade turned up in New Zealand health resort (7)

3 Board only used now and then? (10,5)

4 Hesitate, not I,coming from definite direction (3,4)

5 Seamen’s movement all together (2,5)

6 Not the place to steer a moderate course however (6-2-3-4)

7 Briefly shut one’s eyes at gallery following Nicholas (7)

8 Reprimand beast going a short way in 4 down (8)

14 Call round with security device and attach it to a rope perhaps (8)

16 Do nothing on behalf of pessimistic investor (7)

17 Lad playing in tree found lever (7)

18 Finished with to and fro movement in economic recovery (7)

19 Exact copy of a clip was replaced (7)

20 City pair shivering (6)

 
 
 

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