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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/12/12

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Point to warning, of course, to Swiss hero (8)

5 Ignorant boss had to get out of bed (6)

10 Held off steer to be kept from harm (9)

11 The 12 across of an eternal city (5)

12 Concentrate on lifeblood, in principle (7)

13 Take runner out, before excellent new officer (7)

14 Pay no attention to reduction in rebate (8)

17 See fit to work out with second out (5)

19 After club, man was able to clean up (5)

21 It’s improper to set back church coming in (8)

24 Drawing with some hesitation in a row (7)

25 Believer, at first, past it unfortunately (7)

27 Many take it easy at the summit (5)

28 Spectacles always needed by tourist (9)

29 Objects to me getting involved in reforms (6)

30 Ties up, also, so sets apart (8)

DOWN

1 Tie up force with automatic weapon (6)

2 Runs over river flowing back in pipes (5)

3 So massive, I can’t get over it (7)

4 Great god, for example, making comeback (5)

6 Close shot criticised, though netted (7)

7 Had a book portion for a trial period (9)

8 Pull over twice, in milking (8)

9 Learned to be prepared, as instructed (8)

15 Cut the ground from under one barricade, in conflict (9)

16 Space required for college poetry (8)

18 Old labs, etc, used to build a new block (8)

20 At one time, lieutenant had boy lifted up (7)

22 An excellent place to get finance (7)

23 Stands out, like night lights all over Europe (6)

25 Mock those who go back in public transport (5)

26 If at home, the Queen has time to be totally passive (5)

 

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