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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/12/12

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Pa to fetch short arrangement of most popular track (3,2,3,6)

9 Seedy synopsis (7)

10 A bridge blown up by battalions (7)

11 Mode of reaction in Biblical country (4)

12 and 13 Crackpot landed with political correctness gone mad (5,4)

16 Its star unlikely to rise in Russian era (7)

17 Fitter altered hat for cockney (6)

19 Condescends to be signed off (6)

22 Write on vessel used in cowshed (7)

25 and 26 Try out idea for tv series featuring intrepid airman (4,5)

27 Injuries _ beheads, in fact _ with weapons (4)

30 No German reported to nail skittle (7)

31 I’m Heather, from the States (7)

32 Get even deuce, perhaps, on bench (6,3,5)

DOWN

1 and 24 Unable to move, looked for help to straight individual (6,2,5)

2 Get priest and/or first aid for reputed source of all ills (7)

3 Old left declined to pursue direction of movement (4)

4 Frequent Chinese foot ailment (4,3)

5 Ministers taxi I manage to get hold of (7)

6 A group of detectives is onto drug (4)

7 Release, we hear, after capture in circus act (7)

8 and 18 Suitable boy with clumsy feet as faces destiny (5,4,4)

14 Let bucket fall in course of game (5)

15 Sober assistance from saint (5)

18 See 8

20 Being found in German city, next to church (7)

21 Last chance to take up scenic treatment in study of natural phenomena (7)

22 Repairs to machine for losing belly (7)

23 I took company to, say, Leith walkway (7)

24 See 1

28 See place (4)

29 Pampers take step up (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Adrift, 4 Obsolete, 9 Tenure, 10 Slacking, 12 Broth, 13 Afternoon, 14 Duennas, 15 Dope, 19 Espy, 21 Violent, 24 Overstate, 26 Eager, 27 Profound, 28 Bushel, 29 Serenade, 30 Wedges.

Down: 1 Antibody, 2 Runs over, 3 Farthings, 5 Belated, 6 Occur, 7 Edison, 8 Engine, 11 Bats, 16 Prosecute, 17 Hedgehog, 18 Startles, 20 Yearned, 21 View, 22 Corpus, 23 Detour, 25 Scorn.

 

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