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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/11/12

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Our own displaced person – displaced in rainstorm (8)

5 Make a big mistake at net in return game (6)

9 Old no-good quadruped consumes another (8)

10 One setting trap gets a piece in one that gets caught (6)

12 Undesirable animals, losing head and acquiring tail, produce valuable fur (6)

13 Great fuss about archaic shield (5)

16 Against recital of poem (6)

17 On the spot across the river, it’s sultry (8)

20 Made a new design for prop you originally brought out (8)

21 Gain entry to account with Irish luck (6)

23 Football team reported to be fast running males (5)

25 Positions of gas beside lines of energy (6)

28 Sorter looks back at fashions from a bygone age (6)

29 Clue she’d arranged according to plan (8)

30 What bug does in conclusion (6)

31 Uninterrupted sound to appear diminished (8)

DOWN

1 Evade more coverage of protest (4)

2 Crank with flatulence? (4)

3 In favour of virtue, embracing right and decorum (9)

4 You finally take aspirin, for example – it goes without saying (6)

6 Previous performance was precise (5)

7 Bird seen mainly at Christmas, on board or boards (10)

8 Impressionistic rustler is a kind of artist (10)

11 Take a lesson in Shakespeare play with new ending (5)

14 Completed assault that may ruin battery (10)

15 Fred’s at rut, wandering unsatisfied (10)

18 Dry peach prepared and taken to master by elephant (9)

19 Took test again with mounted stun-gun (5)

22 No clear order given by prophecy (6)

24 Nurse entertains company with contempt (5)

26 Are you left half in command? (4)

27 Kitten cries in old stables (4)

Monday’s solution:

Across: 1 Primates, 5 Sparse, 9 Publican, 10 Gamble, 12 Embroider, 13 Haunt, 14 Grouse, 17 Under, 20 Robes, 21 Sudden, 24 Spoor, 25 Reporters, 28 Uneven, 29 Province, 30 Erects, 31 Restored.

Down: 1 Pepper, 2 Imbibe, 3 Amigo, 4 Eland, 6 Playhouse, 7 Rebounds, 8 Electors, 11 Friend, 15 Resurgent, 16 Unsure, 18 Pressure, 19 Obsolete, 22 Leaner, 23 Ascend, 26 Purse, 27 Rivet.

 

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