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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/01/2013

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Redtop stirs up old bait (7)

5 Wow, a seabird’s reported! No, it’s a bird of prey (7)

9 Sherry to be handled with love (7)

10 Will possibly dig up as unwanted daisy-like flower (7)

11 Accounts of journeys to excavate lost graves (9)

12 Wait for the sound of animals’ feet (5)

13 Energy contained in a tot of whisky is fantasy (5)

15 Well-fed groups of desirable people who believe we’re all doomed (9)

16 Able to digest hop dinner with something that blocks pain to the brain (9)

18 Island lacking a team of people to run it (5)

21 There’s nothing in apartment to offer for sale (5)

22 Putting in a hint to number left at end of division (9)

24 Greens get hold of democracy at start (7)

26 New Testament stories include parable about these (7)

27 One who comes to live in West Riding town? (7)

28 Obstructs with picnic baskets (7)

DOWN

1 Raised a glass to be thoroughly heated (7)

2 Reported to have split up help about material (7)

3 Wizard takes on Eastern Gas (5)

4 Become invisible to deliver scientific instrument (4,3,3,5)

5 Ready, on your marks, and equalise decisive victory (4,3,3,5)

6 Chance to speak, for example (3)

7 Unease stirred up about original veracity in lines of approach (7)

8 Children’s yen to return to eat offal (7)

12 Beer conceived in afterthought turns white (5)

14 Deserve to have it to myself before final affair (5)

16 Brings about result for movable goods (7)

17 Cliff rented out for tiny amount (7)

19 Slow, and price to be paid (7)

20 Toss refs indiscriminately into woods (7)

23 His lamentation is about religion (5)

25 Start off to summon everyone (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Countermeasure, 9 Meeting, 10 Compose, 11 Speed-traps, 12 Solo, 14 Nestle, 15 Educated, 17 Oversold, 19 Humour, 22 Eros, 23 Aspidistra, 25 Nurture, 26 Ratline, 27 Openhandedness.

Down: 1 Comes into being, 2 Useless, 3 Third-class, 4 Regard, 5 Escapade, 6 Same, 7 Root out, 9 Record-breakers, 13 Acquainted, 16 Blastema, 18 Ego-trip, 20 Outline, 21 Nimrod, 24 Turn.

 

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