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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/02/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Strong pad left out in order to build things up (10)

6 Store away fleece in closet (4)

10 To live rough across the street may be too much to bear (4,5)

11 Old flame led Irishman into exile, in short (5)

12 Wheeled carriage used on the local line (6)

13 Peer round 40 or 60, managing to check things out (7)

15 Official demanding to be in the driver’s seat (9)

18 Might subject question leader in charge? (5)

19 Odds on getting revenge for son is 50-50 (5)

21 Prince about to come of age far too soon (9)

23 Fish come into port in a bay, inside 5 down (7)

24 Delegate an associate to become a US lawman (6)

27 Some visitors who lost time have to take a shot in the dark (5)

28 Arrange a time-line to stamp things out (9)

29 Bowl from one end, I should imagine (4)

30 Go along with having some workers as escorts (10)

DOWN

1 May be all alone, but is of sound mind (4)

2 Would a leading light move right to the front for a cult member? (5)

3 No way to take strange quack medicine (7)

4 Article cut short on line for cast (5)

5 We hear about ten having to surround them (9)

7 One man had to urge small band of brothers to be spontaneous (9)

8 Did Newton tend to cheer up when he was in a strong position? (10)

9 Tyrant might, we’re told, have a sixth sense (6)

14 Unattached girl’s getting betrothed (10)

16 Hardly got any encouragement, at first, if depressed (9)

17 Means to get suitable device to fit (9)

20 Boxes, by the end, may be in short supply (6)

22 After getting a first place, crossed over and knuckled down (7)

24 Go for a spin through the Red River Valley (5)

25 Set one’s sights on cavalcade, of course (5)

26 For a long time, leave shopping in disarray (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Precipitous, 9 Troop, 10 Eldorado, 12 Outwear, 13 Omicron, 14 Noose, 15 Nomograph, 18 Take steps, 20 Salem, 21 Archaic, 24 Crofter, 25 Literati, 26 Glove, 27 Compartment.

Down: 2 Replete, 3 Clearance, 4 Pedro, 5 Turning, 6 Under, 7 Its own steam, 8 Boathook, 11 On the market, 16 Masochism, 17 Ablution, 19 Shake-up, 20 Shotgun, 22 Cairo, 23 Chair.

 

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