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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/11/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Ephemeral lot dervish removed (5-5)

7 From Thurso, hope to reach part of London (4)

9 Again include nothing but eggs (3)

10 See nuts can potentially be used as food (10)

11 Sailor starts navigating lake (4)

12 Animal rushes round having found £1,000 in cash (6,6)

15 In chapel, Victoria to reveal part of lower abdomen (6)

17 Old lawsuit involving exorbitant demand (8)

18 Cat from Nantwich area? (8)

20 Can’t one sleep on it overnight? (3-3)

21 Check leading vehicle found at airport (7,5)

24 Stuff to study for exam (4)

26 Missive for public reading a portent, Lee discovered (4,6)

27 One I had to assist (3)

28 Way one in France will amaze (4)

29 Time upon time compared with twelve months ago (4-2-4)

DOWN

2 Time Ben accepted ring (4)

3 Pay it a second time (6,5)

4 Do not start dive with forward thrust (5)

5 Dare to go to outlet on river (7)

6 Alderman travelled downhill initially to delightful place (9)

7 Hard group (3)

8 Steed might have about 746 watts (10)

13 Essential details to get down to (5-6)

14 Contract he arranged for skilled worker (10)

16 Corny treatment? (9)

19 Maxima or minima values from hexameter he removed (7)

22 Old eccentric from Western Australia first had mechanical gadget (5)

23 Mythological queen had hard time (4)

25 Island fellow (3)

 

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