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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/01/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Dropped in to the pub and phoned a neighbour (4,1,5,4)

9 Fifty is final answer, they say, being flexible (7)

10 Rum Isle rum indeed when found in disorder (7)

11, 12 and 13 Advocate for rejecting medicine substitutes cake mix ripple (4,5,4)

16 Say tide goes out in this region (7)

17 I hear you got deeply into story that was not very clean (6)

19 Cheeps instead of talking (6)

22 Restrain ancestor (7)

25, 26 and 27 I had fake label for mixture — was 11’s such an unconvincing notion? (4-5,4)

30 Opposed once more by saint (7)

31 Conclude there isn’t a hell (7)

32 Failed to make a match, being past sell-by date? (4,2,3,5)

DOWN

1 Dog renders man speechless (8)

2 Ruin of the French city of legend (7)

3 A low return on leaving without licence (4)

4 Spin, to a peer, is work (7)

5 Melissa’s wandering without purpose (7)

6 Bashful about beginning to sing, but comfortable (4)

7 Be leaving endurable mess to wash (7)

8 The girl’s a gem! (5)

14 Charters set of exams, we hear (5)

15 See sardonic industrial artist (5)

18 Interrupt to say ‘Coffee time’s cancelled’ (5,3)

20 Touch friend on head (7)

21 Encourage to listen to commandments, perhaps (7)

22 Sole, for example, stuffed with slice of lemon, in the style of Flanders (7)

23 Lend or sell possession for support (7)

24 What contains energy? Cereal (5)

28 Insect turns up to give bite (4)

29 Dozens of universities take up concept of flying saucers (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Combination, 9 Raise, 10 Lacerate, 12 Noisome, 13 Eyesore, 14 Mount, 15 Eightsome, 18 Speedwell, 20 Arena, 21 Emerson, 24 Martini, 25 Barged in, 26 Ounce, 27 Monstrosity.

Down: 2 Open out, 3 Belvedere, 4 Niche, 5 Torrent, 6 Outdo, 7 Grand-master, 8 Ridicule, 11 Generalised, 16 Gold-mines, 17 Obedient, 19 Designs, 20 Airport, 22 Erato, 23 Nadir.

 

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