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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/11/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Where contest was fought on grassy area? (11)

9 Remarkable fellow, one working on the railway (9)

10 Greek poet’s residence by river (5)

11 Lady in the Samaritans (4)

12 Being ill ie unfortunately not fit (10)

14 No bridge opponents, not any (4)

15 Engineers forced to be reasonable (10)

19 Putting a glossy coat on (10)

20 Island however sheltered boat (4)

21 If a blonde’s come unstuck, it becomes an extremely difficult and uncomfortable situation (3,2,5)

23 Oh dear, a novice’s accepted smallest article (4)

25 No end of suffering for hoarder (5)

27 How one might be caught with only diamonds and hearts (9)

28 Host from Harrow, Patty erupted (5,1,5)

DOWN

1 Ordinary flag placed on marsh (3,8)

2 Sycophant detailed amphibian (4)

3 Poem Ellen composed about fruit skin (5,4)

4 Last meeting between two survivors (5)

5 Record from London area having two farm animals (8)

6 Mother’s barrier (3)

7 Cut off point reserved (8)

8 Be taking artist into hillside (4)

13 Day off one can rely on? (4,7)

16 Glenda put about as it had become more difficult to separate (7,2)

17 Adverse aspect depressed team (8)

18 Mariner’s fears are misplaced (8)

21 Knock bottom part initially! (4)

22 Early guided missile (5)

24 Just light-coloured (4)

26 Take one’s place after having stood? (3)

Tuesday’s solution:

Across: 1 Downpour, 5 Tennis, 9 Mongoose, 10 Baiter, 12 Ermine, 13 Targe, 16 Verses, 17 Tropical, 20 restyled, 21 Access, 23 Harts, 25 Arrays, 28 Retros, 29 Schedule, 30 Ending,31 Seamless.

Down: 1 Demo, 2 Wind, 3 Propriety, 4 Unsaid, 6 Exact, 7 Nutcracker, 8 Surrealist, 11 Learn, 14 Overcharge, 15 Frustrated, 18 Pachyderm, 19 Resat, 22 Oracle, 24 Scorn, 26 Rule, 27 Mews.

 

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