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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/12/12

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Decorate it at four in gallery (8)

5 Embellish crown on top of pole (6)

10 Cheers salient formation (7)

11 Visit banks of river to obtain universal remedy (4-3)

12 I am past the butterfly stage (5)

13 She’s there to replace old farm workers (9)

14 Fly when match is finished (5,3,6)

17 We are the GB food manufactured to give sign of potential bite (6,2,3,3)

21 May, perhaps, nip back to get fastener for machine parts (6,3)

23 See me at hospital in Irish county (5)

24 Tries an adaptation of Greek wine (7)

25 Observe alien in Somerset resort (7)

26 Wounded bear comes back with ‘yes’ to afters (6)

27 Act with press to prepare concrete moulds (8)

DOWN

1 Cup taken by Scottish girl going from one capital to another may ... (6)

2 ... take ace mixture to go with it (7)

3 Insurance for commercial vehicle you were heard to lay on in Canadian city (9)

4 How things stand in Big Brother coming from Heartbreak House, perhaps (3,5,2,4)

6 Programmes broadcast from Fife town (5)

7 In French charade, cat is given water in castle (7)

8 Barrier put down by right-hand-man at Buck House, say? (8)

9 With one mark sum this might double your money (1,7,6)

15 I am the cur unfortunately having trouble with joints (9)

16 A torn bodice suffered on a jaunt by coach? (1,3,4)

18 Got the better of in yarn (7)

19 Gold hurts goosefoot plants (7)

20 Goes at speed, we hear, down slides (6)

22 I am surrounded by feature of sound (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Cancels out, 9 Anna, 10 Aggressive, 11 Sadist, 12 Ramps, 15 Mores, 18 Users, 19 Impress, 20 Diver, 21 Icons, 22 Emotion, 23 Calls, 24 Games, 26 Pages, 29 Tutors, 31 Ameliorate, 32 Oboe, 33 Management.

Down: 2 Argo, 3 Circle, 4 Loser, 5 Odium, 6 Tress, 7 Engine-room, 8 Fantasises, 13 Amphora, 14 Precise, 15 Medication, 16 Revolution, 17 Sires, 18 Using, 25 Alarum, 26 Psalm, 27 Green, 28 Swing, 30 Stun.

 

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