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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/02/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Comedy serial seen and heard (8)

5 Blots the copybook of Middlesex town, they say (6)

9 Arrive by air to take service on continent, for example (8)

10 Save and, once sorted out, secure (6)

12 Stick at 15 (6)

13 Intended to be tight-fisted towards first timer (5)

16 Drunk on ale (hic!) and exposed to the sun (6)

17 Is there anger in the pub about football hitting this beam? (8)

20 Gives wrong impression when reported to fail picking up on clues (8)

21 One who will not fail to support nor tap on back (6)

23 One that goes bump in the night (5)

25 Credit frequently secured at first for small holdings (6)

28 Partially eyes flowers (6)

29 Engage in serious talk? Quite the opposite (8)

30 Chewing stodge results in pieces being inserted into skirt (6)

31 Most furious with confused rage trapped in ineffable anxiety (8)

DOWN

1 and 14 Get sports injury with arms up all night, unfortunately (4,1,9)

2 Are nonconformists allowed to enter gambling centre? (4)

3 Instant reaction to media item (9)

4 Request to acquire round seal (6)

6 Measure of heat those people took right on board (5)

7 Where opposing sides in court may be privately looking up a word? (2,8)

8 and 27 A mass to sing about with fervour in tropical climate (10,4)

11 We beheaded bird – spooky! (5)

14 See 1 down

15 Secret information openly displayed in newspaper column (10)

18 Begin again to bowl first ball of six (5,4)

19 Decree’s correct when large number enter into it (5)

22 Clown performing in comfort zone (6)

24 Man travels round by horse in Belgian city (5)

26 Voice of donkey resounds on the hillside (4)

27 See 8

 
 
 

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