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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/03/2012

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  • by DEREK ALLEN
 

Saturday’s puzzle . . .

ACROSS

1 Film fast overnight train (8,7)

9 Mistrust one believed to be guilty (7)

10 Announced that Edward had consumed steak (7)

11 About time Claire arranged to go round like a recluse (10)

12 Reptile on half the pottery (4)

14 Youth leader treated differently when he talked rapidly (8)

15 More stiffly formal Frenchman avoided detonator (6)

17 Unload one’s case (6)

18 Become big enough to fill completely although it got worn out (not shirt) (4,4)

21 Officer will go back when there is poor visibility (4)

22 Old Soviet heads found form of Maoism’s in credit by Sunday (10)

24 Again penalised for being genteel (7)

25 Pope was lion-like (7)

26 As far as one can go on foot (7,8)

DOWN

1 Differing rates within my complete control (7)

2 As much as can be eaten in one go during final course? (15)

3 I name facts that are conspicuous (2,8)

4 On the run connected electrical equipment having started vehicle illegally (3-5)

5 Catch another ten on strike (6)

6 Give sink stopper favourable mention (4)

7 I nominate expert involved in testing (15)

8 Team transport? (7)

13 Corpulent porter? (5,5)

16 Comic actor, one spotted leaving smirk at supermarket (8)

17 Loosen a French propeller (7)

19 Filthy cones be removed (7)

20 Champion boxer, say (3,3)

23 Frantically contain opponent (4)

Friday’s solution

ACROSS: 1 Ayurveda, 5 Tribes, 10 Pork pie, 11 Cahoots, 12 Elver, 13 Mainbrace, 14 Writing letters, 17 The horse’s mouth, 21 Breadline, 23 Spiro, 24 Oculate, 25 Drastic, 26 Needle, 27 Anchored.

DOWN: 1 Ampler, 2 Upriver, 3 Vaporetto, 4 Dreaming spires, 6 Rehab, 7 Brocade, 8 Suspense, 9 Achilles tendon, 15 Taoiseach, 16 Stubborn, 18 Execute, 19 Twister, 20 Forced, 22 Drawl.

Last week’s solution

ACROSS: 1 Vitiligo, 5 Wreath, 10 Risotto, 11 Refocus, 12 Glair, 13 Translate, 14 Cartridge-paper, 17 Pyramid selling, 21 Equaliser, 23 Run-in, 24 Stainer, 25 Lasagne, 26 Do bird, 27 Gardenia.

DOWN: 1 Virago, 2 Toscana, 3 Literatim, 4 Growth industry, 6 Rufus, 7 Arc-lamp, 8 Hostelry, 9 Urban guerrilla, 15 Polarised, 16 Appeased, 18 Rhubarb, 19 Nonagon, 20 Angela, 22 Lunar.

 

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