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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/12/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 In Portobello, church overlooked lake (4)

3 Wait at circular aeroplane building, we hear (4,6)

10 Obliged excessively in Georgia (5)

11 Friends coming back stay with comedy (9)

12 Europeans backing paper, they support lines (9,5)

14 Having an all-round view of dangerous pyromaniac not unknown (9)

16 Brown special effects placed inside arrangement initially (5)

18 During the hysteria, takes lasso (5)

19 Health-giving quality suitably arranged, Rex included (9)

20 Reconciling hostile parties after which one can go to the other side (6-8)

24 Elementary theatre in London? (9)

25 Oliver’s turn (5)

26 Seize small coin that is worthless (10)

27 Tidings from all quarters (4)

DOWN

1 Ego-trip Hal organised at musical drama (5,5)

2 Cows heard on Iona moved to NE Spain (9)

4 Bewildered in the main (2,3)

5 Vividly described chap with a girl performing (9)

6 Trust short answer, not a talent I included (14)

7 Join one female in France receiving article (5)

8 Expected to include king or peer (4)

9 Ben’s grandma has cooked savoury dish (7,3,4)

13 Throat inflammation, it’s angrily cured (10)

15 See mimers perform and hypnotise (9)

17 Stiffly formal item I have that’s rudimentary (9)

21 Released (5)

22 One French bloke to weaken (5)

23 Odds on executive committee gambling (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Top of the charts, 9 Rundown, 10 Brigade, 11 Edom, 12 and 13 Loony left, 16 Tsarist, 17 Titfer, 19 Deigns, 22 Shippen, 25 and 26 Test pilot, 27 Arms, 30 Ninepin, 31 America, 32 Settle the score.

Down: 1 and 24 Turned to stone, 2 Pandora, 3 Flow, 4 Hang out, 5 Cabinet, 6 Acid, 7 Trapeze, 8 and 18 Meets one’s fate, 14 Bingo, 15 Staid, 20 Essence, 21 Science, 22 Stomach, 23 Portico, 28 Spot, 29 Pets.

 

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