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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/04/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Definitely promise Anglo-Saxon to get presses (2,4,2,4)

9 Necessary accessory for mobile horse (7)

10 Composer who composes as meant (7)

11 Plenty of things to bid for (4)

12 Tree made into pillar of the church (5)

13 Test altered? Go back to the way it was before (4)

16 Swamping family in muck (7)

17 Being unexpectedly decried was the clincher (7)

18 Set out to spread word round with yarn (7)

21 A step he messes up in film of this planet (3,4)

23 Get down, luv (4)

24 App given to a beginner may be terrifying (5)

25 Is it permissible for a Central American people? (4)

28 Two times about five is par for the course (7)

29 Acted like a helicopter overhead, missing a revolution in ... (7)

30 ... what’s left in that place by the sea before Communist uprising (3,9)

DOWN

2 Fight and beat legendary warrior (7)

3 Encourage, for example, to return to game that’s over (4)

4 Silencer fitted to one on either side of original pate (7)

5 Splash out all round the States until hold-up (7)

6 Eagle-eyed, filled with merriment (4)

7 Old money used to cover coffee could have made a Venetian blind (7)

8 English flower is left and right out in the Pacific (6,6)

9 Award cold men use as patronising pacifier (4,4,4)

14 What’s seen by Violet at station (5)

15 Spotted something held back in hidden cave (5)

19 Royal Institution fund makes them extremely wealthy (7)

20 Let deep whirlpool run out (7)

21 Art written up to conceal pain in the neck (7)

22 Religious observance, they say, that is found in country of the Bible Belt (7)

26 Yarn accepted by capital economics (4)

27 One in front is a terrible man (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Cast-iron, 5 Gaffes, 10 Ministers, 11 Choir, 12 Earnest, 13 Insipid, 14 Fantasia, 17 Drone, 19 Hates, 21 Reels off, 24 Carry on, 25 Example, 27 Scant, 28 Encourage, 29 Poetry, 30 Bluebell.

Down: 1 Compel, 2 Sonar, 3 Inspect, 4 Overt, 6 Accused, 7 Foolproof, 8 Shredded, 9 Estimate, 15 Alternate, 16 Stranger, 18 Checks up, 20 Shyster, 22 Stature, 23 Reveal, 25 Excel, 26 Place.

 

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