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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/01/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Leave trench to show exaggerated response (2,4,3,3)

9 Rough customer causing injury at start of revolution (7)

10 Internet expert, according to outward appearance (7)

11 Beginners tour round eastern Katmandu on this journey (4)

12 Collector’s item that looks odd when given to us (5)

13 Is this composer frozen solid? (4)

16 Section of Anatomy: learn it, or else! (7)

17 Resign, or I will employ Italian men (7)

18 Sibling, extended family and son are birds of a feather (7)

21 Playwright heard to tick as dealt with (7)

23 Working animals said to belong to university briefly (4)

24 Was the man from this espionage agency a pawnbroker? (5)

25 Ring changes with a smile (4)

28 Pa’s clue solved: space travel vehicle (7)

29 Girl concerned with letter-writing saint (7)

30 Dorothy he respects, offering to pour the tea, probably (2,3,7)

DOWN

2 Work that, by implication, I borrowed is full of riches (7)

3 Original target lost from sight when obtaining endorsement to passport (4)

4 Horror quality exhibited by whale (7)

5 The pens belonging to self-important dignitary? (3,4)

6 Tenderfoot will try desperately to find love (4)

7 Ineffective medicine produces startling noise after meal setting (7)

8 Cave petering out causes constant complaint (3,9)

9 Goat takes whisky sweet (12)

14 Elementary graduate seen thus (5)

15 Bird to rue losing head (5)

19 Made haste, concealing expression of wonder, and was first with the news (7)

20 Well-meaning on account of sappers (7)

21 Song composed by coy pals (7)

22 Hunting dog known for vertical take-off (7)

26 Search for WWI German on Central Station (4)

27 Total score zero in wrestling (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Demonstrated, 8 Tired, 9 Cancels it, 11 Escort, 12 Bessemer, 14 Glittering, 15 Anil, 18 Hand, 19 Persecutes, 21 Notation, 23 Outrun, 25 Debenture, 26 Avows, 27 Home lessness.

Down: 1 Direction, 2 Moderate, 3 Nick, 4 Tenderness, 5 Averse, 6 Epsom, 7 Strengthened, 10 Tirelessness, 13 Irresolute, 16 Notorious, 17 Accurate, 20 Stance, 22 Taboo, 24 News.

 

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