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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/01/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Regular payment not made in a roundabout way (6,5)

9 Rude-sounding fruit (9)

10 Unite maybe or just the reverse (5)

11 False step made on journey (4)

12 Peasant wielding old chopper (10)

14 America’s responsibility? (4)

15 Speaking angrily while spending extravagantly (7,3)

19 Enchantress’ two-wheeler? (5-5)

20 Medico dangled part of tailpiece! (4)

21 Inattention one does not care to be guilty of (10)

23 Fine feathers on the ground (4)

25 Hurry when tide’s turning (5)

27 Refurbish arrangement for something that spreads quickly and dangerously (5,4)

28 Twitchy person in hide? (11)

DOWN

1 Removing all numbers is spoiling the appearance (11)

2 Probed inside garment (4)

3 Natural result of finding petals on railway (9)

4 Notice first non-drinking nymph (5)

5 Could belong where in France in ferry port? (8)

6 Flier, one entering island race (3)

7 Offer wit about total wreck (5-3)

8 Insect, queen having drink (4)

13 Unoriginal picture-maker perhaps (11)

16 Chaos lout reproduced in act of great destruction (9)

17 Exercise group’s plaything (5-3)

18 Little Cyril and Linda reportedly taking the tube (8)

21 Clear about second home (4)

22 Broken below middle of arm (5)

24 Ruler in Bangladesh a highflier (4)

26 Period of maritime decline (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Made a local call, 9 Lissome, 10 Misrule, 11,12 and 13 Mary Baker Eddy, 16 Tayside, 17 Stoury, 19 Speech, 22 Forbear, 25,26 and 27 Half-baked idea, 30 Against, 31 Inferno, 32 Left on the shelf.

Down; 1 Malemute, 2 Destroy, 3 AWOL, 4 Operate, 5 Aimless, 6 Cosy, 7 Launder, 8 Beryl, 14 Hires, 15 Lowry, 18 Break off, 20 Palpate, 21 Hearten, 22 Flemish, 23 Endorse, 24 Wheat, 28 Gnat, 29 UFOs.

 

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