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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/11/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Conflict on cricket field? (7,6)

10 Not hurrying free from occupation (2,7)

11 A profit, but not for the first time (5)

12 Forceful in the future perhaps (7)

13 Most excellent drink taken by engineers with me (7)

14 Gritty during wet weather in outer limits of Guernsey (6)

16 A Parisian coheir in trouble was not courageous (8)

18 1984 (8)

20 Little creature caught sight of lady, say (6)

23 Couple involved in game of golf (7)

24 Book Malcolm, a Greek character (7)

26 Widow had no time for thing of the past (5)

27 Lively and exciting with hidden energy, that’s drastic (9)

28 It contains greetings and might go from pillar to post (9,4)

DOWN

2 Piece of land has a tenant (5)

3 Locks up behind the head (7)

4 Avoided another duel with Edwin (6)

5 Wishing well (8)

6 How one might walk home from wild parties (7)

7 Held a sole kind of tenure (9)

8 Having great and rapid success violently removing opponent’s piece! (6,2,5)

9 It’s part of aeroplane or tube train perhaps (13)

15 Nursemaid going round introducing a tax for religious leader (9)

17 Quite a few rest uncomfortably in the West Country (8)

19 Forks on birch removed (7)

21 Force swimming plaice to go round inhabiting the ocean (7)

22 Drink initially Tia Maria liberally (6)

25 Little credit that is right for baby (5)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 1 The Forsyte Saga, 9 Station, 10 Indwell, 11 Away, 12 Films, 13 Fare, 16 Iterate, 17 Dither, 19 Crises, 22 Garbage, 25 Itch, 26 Organ, 27 Gulp, 30 Adamant, 31 Teatime, 32 Plays hard to get.

Down: 1 Tasmania, 2 Emanate, 3 Omit, 4 Sunrise, 5 Trimmed, 6 Soda, 7 Grenade, 8 Blues, 14 Salsa, 15 Stark, 18 Helpmeet, 20 Rockall, 21 Scratch, 22 Grafter, 23 Amusing, 24 Jihad, 28 Wary, 29 Cast.

 

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