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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/12/12

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Denies getting away, so wipes the slate clean (7,3)

9 Girl from the Indian nation not worth much (4)

10 Sage gives up right to be belligerent (10)

11 Cruel character got down at first (6)

12 Upgrades pile-drivers with extra power (5)

15 Customs covered by supplement on Sunday (5)

18 Addicts may find it hard to leave their escorts (5)

19 Might a reporter’s declaration win one over? (7)

20 Drive off one going in at the deep end (5)

21 Does one have to study small painted images? (5)

22 Feeling that close relative had resolution (7)

23 Summons everyone into the Court of Session (5)

24 Talk about me having bets on matches (5)

26 Did attendant open play a long time ago? (5)

29 Express disapproval or slander primary teachers (6)

31 Go over a mile by rail to make things better (10)

32 Leaders of old brigade obtain early instrument (4)

33 Can the bosses cope with intended without one? (10)

DOWN

2 Legendary vessel making a right turn (4)

3 Run into top officer at the French Revolution (6)

4 Fail to start nearer to an also-ran (5)

5 Did old girl turn on man with disdain? (5)

6 Some centres selected as locks (5)

7 Powerhouse had capacity at the heart of the operation (6-4)

8 Dreams about new fiestas, as ordered (10)

13 A measure of speed for car or a vessel (7)

14 Review first essay, in particular (7)

15 Remedy for club must come through arbitration (10)

16 Love to turn over 10, organising uprising (10)

17 Breeds some resentment on board ship (5)

18 In turn, inform police about exploitation (5)

25 Old warning, in the manner of strange spirit (6)

26 Quiet girl led many in song of praise (5)

27 Have some info about inclusion of young growth (5)

28 Get small success with good form of jazz (5)

30 Crazy way to get over knock-out (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 What it takes, 9 Thrum, 10 Bank rate, 12 Microbe, 13 Pilgrim, 14 Chalk, 15 Ox-bow lake, 18 Aimlessly, 20 Virus, 21 Hardest, 24 Inn-sign, 25 Debarred, 26 Unlit, 27 Meadowsweet.

Down: 2 Hammock, 3 Tabletops, 4 Ton-up, 5 Airflow, 6 Eater, 7 Stomachache, 8 Proclaim, 11 Impersonate, 16 Bay window, 17 Air rifle, 19 Emerald, 20 Venture, 22 Reeve, 23 Throw.

 
 
 

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