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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 05/12/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Resources needed, that which information technology accepts (4,2,5)

9 Half of this drink found on end of weaver’s thread (5)

10 Rely on speed in determining amount of interest to be paid (4,4)

12 Rodents about to plunder very small organism (7)

13 Quietly I left sternly serious wayfarer (7)

14 Found inside arch, alkaline limestone (5)

15 Steer front of ship round kale in bend cut off from river! (2-3,4)

18 Same silly arrangement produced in a futile way (9)

20 Poison six right in front of you and me (5)

21 Untangling threads that are the most difficult (7)

24 It indicates local name (3-4)

25 Prevented from entering rice initially into breaded concoction (8)

26 A bed in France may be gloomy (5)

27 Fields had little time to produce tall fragrant plant (11)

DOWN

2 Where sleep is suspended (7)

3 Medicine works om flat surfaces (9)

4 Some phaeton, uphill, travelling very fast (3-2)

5 Declare animal came up stream (7)

6 Consumer’s apple (5)

7 Gut feeling that’s painful (11)

8 Announce that one is supporting demand (8)

11 Take off different permeations (11)

16 From which to get outstanding view of the sea (3,6)

17 Expose lifer’s new weapon (3,5)

19 Island gem (7)

20 Not be afraid to risk this capital? (7)

22 Concerning first lady magistrate (5)

23 Cast worth amending (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Patience, 5 Shandy, 9 Adenoids, 10 Agates, 12 and 13 Set the stage, 16 Themed, 17 Reoffend, 20 Heretics, 21 Bloody, 23 and 25 Along the way, 28 Tagine, 29 Carotene, 30 Rotate, 31 Agitprop.

Down: 1 and 2 Pear tree, 3 Elopement, 4 Cadets, 6 Haggs, 7 Not care for, 8 Yesterdays, 11 Sexes, 14 At the altar, 15 Fearnought, 18 Fall about, 19 Scots, 22 Penang, 24 Genet, 26 Lear, 27 Beep.

 
 
 

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