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Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 16/02/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Circles Mae designed using wooden blade (5-5)

6 Eager Nan left cotton cloth (4)

10 It is of the utmost importance that soldier reaches hill (9)

11 Dismay a Scandinavian who turned back (5)

12 Fellow, not depressed, round New York committing grave crime (6)

13 Each cut round resinous substance (7)

15 Robert to be upset about the lady’s party game (3-6)

18 Fish that could have been hungry char (5)

19 Before part of gun tilted (5)

21 and 23 It is hoped that stains will work out satisfactorily eventually (4,3,2,3,4)

24 Elementary test removed from school (6)

27 Lady books contest (5)

28 I later turned, scoffed and hit back (9)

29 Team bias (4)

30 Strategic placing of troops of French replacing me returning in occupation (10)

DOWN

1 Likeness that could be a forgery (4)

2 Jane included single nest (5)

3 Mother finds larva that’s gigantic (7)

4 Louise, say, heartlessly infected with parasites (5)

5 Without energy, cyclamates destroyed during violent upheaval (9)

7 Anticipate removal of tan while pregnant (9)

8 and 9 Something is not funny first, it’s very serious (2,8,6)

14 Burns tapes that are fault with unexpected rudeness (10)

16 Limit when there is no more beer (6,3)

17 Run, he’s about to include alternative runner (9)

20 Sign worker found in shelter (4-2)

22 Pressure to cut cost, do better at sport (7)

24 Deadly plump boy (5)

25 Make proud some of the latecomers (5)

26 No work remains (4)

 
 
 

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