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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/02/2013

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Taking two bits of wood, leaving nothing behind (4-3-6)

10 Made nut grow wild (7)

11 Confuses top conductor taking final encores (7)

12 Left work, at the end, having to move right along (4)

13 May turn away inside terminus (5)

14 Live on, thanks to a Greek character (4)

17 Glossed over, andante, with old-time dancing (9)

19 Get the whole lot into talent contest (5)

20 Where to find some action, if new in the district (5)

22 For example, rouse GI to get out in the open (9)

24 Break over, so return in a small carriage (4)

25 Put a second page in charge of savoury jelly (5)

27 See the Italian in an empty forum on screen (4)

30 One in the Underground is not one thing or the other (7)

31 Proceed with one for a year, in the flesh (7)

32 Soon urge nurse to organise some skilled operators (5-8)

DOWN

2 Wrong odds before a new disengagement (7)

3 Get a chance to shoot on the way back (4)

4 Uncovered figure, with little force, to draw attention to it (5)

5 May have to rule out offer to local worker (9)

6 Wine is served in plastic cups (4)

7 Pick up short prayer at rally (7)

8 Falls over a stone, getting up, and gains an advantage by trickery (5,1,4,3)

9 Start building homestead for the ruling class (13)

15 For a second time, uncooked a mere trifle ... (5)

16 ... and for a second time, get on the boards (5)

18 Sets great store by stocks of gems (9)

21 Cut back on me, going in to make an inspection (7)

23 View work on one new particle (7)

26 Is unconcerned about scrapping promises to pay, but may become liable (5)

28 Freshwater fish within reach, around here (4)

29 Is open to take charge, without resistance (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Camshaft, 5 Ashcan, 10 Lanolin, 11 Austria, 12 Cloth, 13 Eroticism, 14 Transport cafes, 17 Yours sincerely, 21 Larghetto, 23 Email, 24 Boatman, 25 In train, 26 Spying, 27 Aggrieve.

Down: 1 Calico, 2 Man-hour, 3 Hold hands, 4 Fingerprinting, 6 Sushi, 7 Cardiff, 8 Near miss, 9 Day of reckoning, 15 Carpenter, 16 Syllabus, 18 Unready, 19 Leakage, 20 Plunge, 22 Human.

 

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