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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/01/2013

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 One who shares accommodation taking missionary position? (8)

9 European Union appointed new leader for much of harem guard (6)

10 Requires, they say, pummels (6)

11 Sick following damage with a pancake (8)

12 Try to manage bog with dog (4)

13 You can see through and walk through la porte (6,4)

15 Liberty from imprisonment of need that never began as … (7)

17 … prisoner will swear to stun (7)

20 Children’s stories transform most of safe reality (5,5)

22 Spots broken cane (4)

24 Four small elements left out to make up prescriptions (8)

26 It’s contained within only part of shoe (6)

27 Lone gunman returns and fixes again, with … (6)

28 … fifth attempt to shoot — have a break! (4,4)

DOWN

1 Original fallen angel arranged to get new wing (6)

2 Prized instrument led composition to have a foot in both camps (8)

3 Rest of flan turned out to be facade (5,5)

4 When riddled, the fire becomes more robust (7)

5 and 6 Remember animal in care (4,2,4)

7 Summon in soft food, a sort of seafood (8)

14 Musical piece performed with eating utensils? (10)

16 Thought as one when in debt (8)

18 Group style provided youth’s start (8)

19 Shuts Tory leader in cupboards (7)

21 Don’t leave about at sea (6)

23 and 25 Nil — nil, didn’t win — ill will (2,4,4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Come into line, 8 All over, 9 Renames, 11 Glen, 12 Makes sense, 14 Outset, 15 Recalled, 17 Imposter, 19 Seraph, 22 Housemates, 23 Mali, 25 Startle, 26 Atheist, 27 Representing.

Down: 1 Collect, 2 Move, 3 Inroad, 4 Targeted, 5 Landscapes, 6 Nominal, 7 Bang to rights, 10 Spendthrifts, 13 Newsletter, 16 Dowagers, 18 Plumage, 20 Abating, 21 Detain, 24 Thai.

 

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