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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/04/2012

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  • by ROS SHERARD
 

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Something for sticking broken stapler? (7)

5 Ruminant puts one right in bloomer (7)

9 English - skim over it, there’s too much (7)

10 French artist making use of electricity and water in his own country (7)

11 Prepared to eat mung beans? No, peas (9)

12 Be mean with bird (5)

13 Young thing going at New York speed (5)

15 Full-time actor, say, yearned to have contract extended (9)

16 Involved company member being in charge in literature brief (9)

18 Send back horse with unusual gait for going over (5)

21 Supports place for Cambridge rowing (5)

22 Inland Revenue cable is badly written and bad tempered (9)

24 Beat Kay, not very bright by the sound of it (7)

26 One nameless person gambles using mathematical powers (7)

27 Fish appear in beam of light, they say (7)

28 Discover the hidden dangers of green places (7)

DOWN

1 Put someone on lookout for messenger (7)

2 Am corny enough to write ‘aka’, for example (7)

3 Other people take leading edge in topic (5)

4 Looking back, I spy cover letter is a write-off (15)

5 Be understood to leave in silence (2,7,6)

6 Primarily rubbish attracts this animal (3)

7 Manipulating erstwhile partner in brief affair (7)

8 Volcano reputed to have blown up? (7)

12 Dust is in evidence down our street (5)

14 Port’s ship structures (5)

16 Ultra-square, single at 26, and sounding 19 (7)

17 Surface treatment for formal female when account’s entered (7)

19 Young scout in charge of the French compartment (7)

20 Place that allows one to relax is welcome (7)

23 Place Darwin chose to plant tree ... (5)

25 ... and not write new start to ‘Origin’ (3)

Thursday’s solution:

Across: 7 Crude, 8 Deviation, 10 Action, 11 Accepted, 12 Diligent, 13 Very, 15 Warning, 17 Grasped, 20 Drag, 22 Enduring, 25 Falsetto, 26 Plight, 27 Forgiving, 28 Realm.

Down: 1 Practical, 2 Addition, 3 Penalty, 4 Discover, 5 Stupor, 6 Notes, 9 Once, 14 Meanwhile, 16 Negative, 18 Survived, 19 Resound, 21 Resign, 23 Dope, 24 Baton.

 

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