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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/11/12

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Depends on precarious conditions, yet just manages to hold on (5,2,1,6)

9 Flowering plant left to old British essayist (7)

10 Pass through, and take in harvest (7)

11 After left turn, took long line into recess (4)

12 Cancel year-book, when one has to leave (5)

13 Long broadcast on retreat (4)

16 Ends up with small organisation put on the back burner (7)

17 Saluted one who took over island in the Seine (6)

19 Refrain from opening chapel to a sun-god (6)

22 Lament over one with disease (7)

25 It’s difficult to remove energy from 8 down (4)

26 Leaders of an Indian tribe had belief (5)

27 Turn up with large number in front of a big cat (4)

30 I need a square to grow aromatic plant ... (7)

31 ... and I need skill to dispatch craft (7)

32 Could small spirit direct workers to start with home-rule? (4-10)

DOWN

1 Reduce support, if at the end of one’s tether (8)

2 Finds fault with Ibsen book left rough and ready (7)

3 Disposed of stable without one (4)

4 Longed to have some time with new boy (7)

5 Careful to round off, even if right inside, to the end (7)

6 Family can get through extra cereal (4)

7 Inspire team, in a roundabout way (7)

8 Tried to pick up diamonds ... (5)

14 ... and try to start talking about one’s feelings (5)

15 Bowled poorly on square, by all accounts (5)

18 Running upright in good order (8)

20 Leading player may smack goalie, finally (7)

21 Difficult character, certainly, and like that (2-3-2)

22 Object to something in newspaper piece (7)

23 Following the Spanish-American, I have proved hard to pin down (7)

24 Rogue club led preliminary race (5)

28 Grumble about live iron turned over (4)

29 Get a refusal in Paris immediately (4)

 

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