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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 13/03/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Want tick for organising crate for kids (3,3,6)

9 Handles round fringes (7)

10 Say yes to a very quiet stroll (7)

11 Find a place for gall once initial pain has gone (4)

12 Read ultimate contents when mature (5)

13 Soap seen covertly in part of church (4)

16 Detains criminal as an alternative (7)

17 Plants twiddly bit to finish in a short trill (7)

18 Humoured unrated individual (7)

21 Postmortem given to the French girl in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (7)

23 Reported to tell stories about public hero (4)

24 Bishop collected salary from counter (5)

25 Area defined by first number after last letter (4)

28 Weather event that’s wrecked a party (7)

29 Most expensive sweetheart (7)

30 Make enough money to have your own stronghold by the river (4,4,4)

Down

2 Boy attending a leading show of musical pieces (7)

3 Bend the law after woman’s entry (4)

4 Lived with team in debt (7)

5 Take the actual total and share out again (7)

6 Party selection that goes down a treat? (4)

7 Cavalryman to report back about nothing at all (7)

8 In socialist record, see my return to clinic for move to greater effectiveness (12)

9 Make dish that’s dandy (7,5)

14 Fruit given by head in afterthought (5)

15 Woollies — take them back, they’ve got a horrible smell! (5)

19 Sound horn and regret it’s right, alas (3,4)

20 I do a lob shot in top game (7)

21 Radio location losing man will get cut (7)

22 In favour of taking note round, eg, ward (7)

26 Vehicle originally reached wooded bog (4)

27 Notice how Mike gets onto boat (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Aggressor, 6 Fondu, 9 Gondola, 10 Abolish, 11 Elite, 12 Demeanour, 13 Elemi, 14 Recipient, 17 Cassandra, 19 Ensue, 21 Signorina, 24 Apron, 26 Inertia, 27 Prepare, 28 Enter, 29 Sweet peas.

Down: 1 Argue, 2 Gentile, 3 Esoterica, 4 Slandered, 5 Realm, 6 Flora, 7 Noisome, 8 Usherette, 13 Excessive, 15 Crabapple, 16 Prevalent, 18 Segment, 20 Surface, 22 Otter, 23 Imams, 25 Needs.

 
 
 

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