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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/12/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 He has barred violent unknown from shop (12)

8 Unruly tyrants dropping an appointment (5)

9 Accountant goes to capital on horsy outfit (9)

11 Move over to start tap running (4,2)

12 Lady loses direction before painful shout might take off here (8)

14 Spend time in characteristic manner in corridor (10)

15 Lady puts ball into something often found afoot (4)

18 No approval for recess (4)

19 Impeachable, not I, stirring dessert (5,5)

21 I name Greek character to finish with nothing but an insinuation (8)

23 Uninteresting rubbish from wood decay (3,3)

25 Lot can run excitedly being active at night (9)

26 Son on inadequate track (5)

27 Odyssey Karen composed over very long time (7,5)

DOWN

1 Magic words said to be coming from poetry she composed (3,6)

2 Couple with graduate during prohibition found personal attendant (8)

3 Suggestive of having a distinctively lively and spirited quality (4)

4 Explosive applause with this French fruit puree (5,5)

5 Section of the retort taken to this place (6)

6 Part of step over yonder is eroded to a limited extent (5)

7 Say boarding-house receives money after one has retired (5,7)

10 Different flying time needs revised course of action (3,9)

13 Can’t this country exercise self-control? (10)

16 Welcome the continental queen with debts being extravagantly merry (9)

17 After morning, brothers and I have a heavenly food (8)

20 Remove whitewash from French bed (6)

22 Initially needing another crisp hot oriental part of snack (5)

24 Space for movement on stage (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Titivate, 5 Icecap, 10 Slainte, 11 Cure-all, 12 Imago, 13 Threshers, 14 Leave the ground, 17 Beware of the dog, 21 Spring pin, 23 Meath, 24 Retsina, 25 Watchet, 26 Pudsey, 27 Precasts.

Down: 1 Tassie, 2 Teacake, 3 Vancouver, 4 The state of play, 6 Ceres, 7 Chateau, 8 Palisade, 9 A correct answer, 15 Rheumatic, 16 A bus trip, 18 Worsted, 19 Oraches, 20 Chutes, 22 Noise.

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Karate, 4 Skimping, 9 Pippin, 10 Statuary, 12 Watering-hole, 15 Chilblain, 17 Oiler, 18 Extol, 19 Track down, 20 Zincographer, 24 Heartily, 25 Ground, 26 Rest cure, 27 Sledge.

Down: 1 Kept wicket, 2 Repatriate, 3 Trier, 5 Kitchen-range, 6 Metalwork, 7 Iraq, 8 Goya, 11 In particular, 13 Bloodhound, 14 Ironbridge, 16 Ballistic, 21 Avril, 22 Char, 23 Bass.

 

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