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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/01/2013

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Run over a course to meet up with retaliation (14)

9 Rendezvous where congregation are coming together (7)

10 Draw up pooled proposals for debate without it (7)

11 Carriage goes too fast, getting round road safety devices (5-5)

12 Should it take so long to get round card game? (4)

14 Settle down in earnest, legally (6)

15 Trained by accomplished intellectual (8)

17 Exaggerated the merits of too much sound without one (8)

19 In the mood to make provision for comedy (6)

22 Stinging riposte from a divine archer (4)

23 One paid stars to grow an indoor plant (10)

25 Tend to race about, at last, with English runner (7)

26 Was old sailor over the edge in part of the rigging? (7)

27 Shop ended up with Anne’s generosity (14)

DOWN

1 Falls heir to vital force, so starts to exist (5,4,5)

2 It’s quite futile to economise on materials (7)

3 Primary 3, unfortunately, are not up to scratch (5-5)

4 Appreciate one’s concern for relation (6)

5 Spaced out a final episode of an adventure (8)

6 Constant element of Obama’s America (4)

7 Dig up the wrong part of an edible plant, conversely (4,3)

8 Could top performers put down Luddites? (6-8)

13 Although introduced, quit a dance, unfortunately (10)

16 May have to report to me about a part of a plant embryo (8)

18 For example, old mistake to show too much self-esteem (3-4)

20 Design the wrong policy, in summary (7)

21 Agree to accept one man was a great hunter (6)

24 In Calais, you run with new mutation (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Aniseed ball, 9 Agape, 10 Out of bounds, 11 Tyrol, 12 Seraglio, 14 Intaglio, 15 Grenada, 17 Aspirin, 20 Tabletop, 21 Pardoned, 24 Fired, 25 Articulated, 26 Enter, 27 Exceptional.

Down: 2 No use, 3 Stoma, 4 Embalmed, 5 Boudoir, 6 Last-gasp, 7 Barrel organ, 8 Well-founded, 12 Sought after, 13 Reverberate, 16 Aberdare, 18 Stardust, 19 Apprise, 22 Otago, 23 Elena.

 

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