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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/01/2013

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Crudely bright name inside food decoration (7)

5 Overdue, overdue in Rose’s place (7)

9 Any given things, two kinds previously mentioned (4-3-4)

10 Drink one round (3)

11 Where to have a game of chance on board (8,5)

14 One is not suited to camp life (6)

16 Huge moon sure explosive (8)

18 Sounds beaten when declared a defaulter on the Stock Exchange (8)

19 Having a way with an Afghan (6)

21 Player with comment about non-conventional type of medicine (13)

24 Fled from Granada (3)

25 Sulky Dianne’s made piggish sound left inside (11)

26 Lady by loch before match has pony (7)

27 Take away cart Ted vandalised (7)

DOWN

1 Sudden blast of enthusiasm cut short (4)

2 Come round again about dog (5)

3 Hazel, where she may be found, expressed briefly (2,1,8)

4 Did somehow get into layer that’s concealed (6)

5 Pointless tip (5,3)

6 Note from villa had been included (3)

7 Tax hut found by the way (9)

8 Lower strength taking worker’s drug (10)

12 Go once more, the way to become hostile (4,7)

13 Merry Christmas here, that’s likely (2,3,5)

15 Half disturbing demon group on fringe of respectable society (4-5)

17 What do I do next? Meet Les bemused on the point (3,2,3)

20 Natural binder came unstuck (6)

22 Initially yacht always lingering there at port (5)

23 Censor included some creditworthiness (4)

25 Lady shortly getting the point (3)

Friday’s solution

[No Paragraph Style]PBDY-cryptic solutionAcross: 1 Postmark, 5 Asking, 9 Covenant, 10 Legato, 12 Strife, 13 Taser, 16 Ulster, 17 Diatonic, 20 The bells, 21 Copier, 23 Lilac, 25 Egress, 28 Narrow, 29 Appendix, 30 Hatpeg, 31 Adjutant.

Down: 1 Pick, 2 Save, 3 Monotreme, 4 Runrig, 6 Spelt, 7 In absentia, 8 Go on record, 11 Sepia, 14 Out to lunch, 15 I smell a rat, 18 Trousseau, 19 Alien, 22 Tripod, 24 Clove, 26 Idea, 27 Exit.

Solution for 22 December’s grid

[No Paragraph Style]PBDY-cryptic solutionAcross: 8 Chaplain, 9 Runway, 10 Braise, 11 Separate, 12 Go on, 13 Palimpsest, 15 Collage, 17 Admiral, 20 Of the fleet, 22 Over, 24 And above, 26 Thwack, 27 Bereft, 28 Taverner.

Down: 1 Thurso, 2 Optional, 3 Make a pig of, 4 Oneself, 5 Grip, 6 Ingres, 7 Fantasia, 14 Meditative, 16 Offender, 18 Ironwork, 19 Seventh, 21 Heaven, 23 Eschew, 25 Oath.

 

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