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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/01/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Protested that most tend to read out of turn (12)

8 Attempted to move one forward when all in (5)

9 To vacate detailed location wipes it out (7,2)

11 Armed guard had to keep an eye on security for leader (6)

12 Old queen took me back to current one to find old steel-maker (8)

14 Sparkling in first grade with offspring in good order (10)

15 Blue colour used in a Titian illustration (4)

18 Worker had a new deal from the start (4)

19 Torments pets in secure accommodation (10)

21 Writing down memo for a model, in principle (8)

23 Although at odds, manage to leave the rest behind (6)

25 Bee turned up to get her share (9)

26 Guarantees to get a bond before Sunday (5)

27 Having nowhere to live in the French society, up to a point (12)

DOWN

1 Is in control, when heading for management (9)

2 Approach at speed, within reason (8)

3 Would the old devil pull a fast one in a depression? (4)

4 Offer money, up to a point, for humanity (10)

5 Is opposed to guarantees, at the end (6)

6 Composed poems about the Downs, of course (5)

7 Came round to build up little boy, having rallied (12)

10 Show perseverance by being industrious, up to a point (12)

13 Rules out tie, or is undecided (10)

16 It’s scandalous to get new books, or promises to pay later (9)

17 A priest took the first confession, to be precise (8)

20 Address by saint in front of new church (6)

22 Volunteers voice disapproval at prohibition (5)

24 Broadcast information on modern society (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Direct debit, 9 Raspberry, 10 Untie, 11 Trip, 12 Clodhopper, 14 Onus, 15 Lashing out, 19 Fairy-cycle, 20 Coda, 21 Negligence, 23 Down, 25 Speed, 27 Brushy fire, 28 Birdwatcher.

Down: 1 Disfiguring, 2 Robe, 3 Corollary, 4 Dryad, 5 Boulogne, 6 Tit, 7 Write-off, 8 Beer, 13 Photocopier, 16 Holocaust, 17 Train-set, 18 Cylinder, 21 Nest, 22 Elbow, 24 Shah, 26 Ebb.

 

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