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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/11/2012

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Maps out rite for leading church figures (8)

5 Economise over top-soil, in short supply (6)

9 Local left one able to follow old tax-collector (8)

10 Bet on getting a pound back in a match (6)

12 Pile on colour with paint or varnish (9)

13 Frequent hospital with family member (5)

14 Sure to go round bagging game bird (6)

17 Go down, in fact, when floundering (5)

20 Head off to inspect Sunday vestments (5)

21 Unexpected time-out for boss having to study (6)

24 On track, though some start off on their uppers (5)

25 Press men for accounts, with some hesitation (9)

28 New venue, unfortunately, is not uniform (6)

29 Is there scope for discipline in business? (8)

30 Builds things up before courts are finished (6)

31 Left with shop needing to be fixed up (8)

DOWN

1 Might get through shower in season (6)

2 Use sponge to soak up drink (6)

3 After one man, I leave a 11 down in Spain (5)

4 Animal seen in early evening light (5)

6 Act hard in front of runner in a concert hall (9)

7 Recoils from Bond, sure to get upset (8)

8 Constituents have to get cross, on paper

(8)

11 Familiar day to reach target (6)

15 Stream into crevasse showing new vitality (9)

16 In turn, new firm was insecure (6)

18 Smooth runner can still be under strain (8)

19 Let oboes become old-fashioned (8)

22 More 5 across than trainee, right away (6)

23 Work one’s way up when club had to close (6)

26 Perfect square, in case (5)

27 Run in front, and I have time to anchor (5)

 

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