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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/11/2012

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Using all resources cannot be drawn out any more (2,4,7)

10 Man, editor alphabetically included (5)

11 Note a call altered suddenly (3,2,4)

12 Neutral county in England? (9)

13 Open award (5)

14 One tabled amendment that it should be surgically removed (7)

16 Lady had robe adjusted (7)

18 Deliver television as a present (3,4)

20 Part-exchange business fashionable (5-2)

21 Austere Romeo in mess (5)

23 Went to pieces when praised (7,2)

25 Quick to notice old boy, one doing housework for another (9)

26 Scholar, youngster 49! (5)

27 Dealing with land in industrial area (7,6)

DOWN

2 I’d let out that bathroom had been covered (5)

3 Provide padding in court before gun case (9)

4 Ladies I involved formed a link (7)

5 Terry, on River Dee, sent a message (7)

6 Have a meal out of bed, don’t leave anything (3,2)

7 Cornice eg mended by caretaker (9)

8 Where to learn the correct use of words? (7,6)

9 In which people’s opinions can be sought down the line (9,4)

15 Realist involved about to get up, one getting up after usual time (4,5)

17 Disease of roses found where accidents are more likely to happen (5,4)

19 He can remove stylish shackle (7)

20 Brownie food? (7)

22 He had measure of old king (5)

24 Drunk turned up at bus garage (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Province, 9 Twined, 10 Plunge, 11 Ambition, 12 Bean, 13 A head start, 15 Seaside, 17 Opacity, 20 Gin and lime, 22 Elba, 24 Fandango, 26 Satire, 27 Revert, 28 Crocuses.

Down: 1 Grille, 2 Evenings, 3 Unrewarded, 4 Related, 5 Stab, 6 Diktat, 7 Democrat, 14 Depression, 16 Emirates, 18 Chestnut, 19 Minorca, 21 Andrea, 23 Border, 25 Nett.

 

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