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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/12/12

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Mac is more capable, given right ingredient, of making pancake (5,7)

9 Car changed into neutral (7)

10 Pens, say, designed for allowing stimulation of brain cell (7)

11 Want to cut top off joint on first day (4)

12 Donkeys are all right in mess, practically (5)

13 Tied down to strict eating programme (4)

16 Beast of burden goes for a burton in flowers (7)

17 Half blind ace marksman? (7)

18 Vagabond to expose players (7)

21 Company shortfall one revealed in organisations of gigantic power (7)

23 Gendarme initially fearsome when left in charge (4)

24 Young woman who’s one of five given final chance (5)

25 In the thick of 14’s confusion, original sighting is lost (4)

28 Revolutionary vapour discovered by scientist (7)

29 Be above open work (7)

30 Have seen sets flowing into the world’s oceans (3,5,4)

DOWN

2 Witticism collects offerings of fruit (7)

3 Excluded hooligan? (4)

4 Gets to the bottom of sham contrived about model (7)

5 Detains comic as alternative (7)

6 It’s not reactionary to store large quantities (4)

7 Return to original theme for agent to go up in the world (7)

8 Become nervous when you are on the receiving end of teasing (3,3,4,2)

9 Be a candidate late getting to work? (3,3,6)

14 One with the magic touch whom I dash to find (5)

15 Makes demands for visits (5)

19 Most banal way to attempt oral exam (7)

20 Member of the board finds plant fungus in part of golf course (7)

21 Turn a blind eye to what’s performed by trickster (7)

22 All at gallery are from Indonesian island (7)

26 Satisfactory penalty (4)

27 Their knees are a standard of excellence (4)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 1 Foretell, 5 Stupid, 10 Sheltered, 11 Aroma, 12 Essence, 13 Captain, 14 Discount, 17 Deign, 19 Bathe, 21 Indecent, 24 Terrace, 25 Baptist, 27 Crest, 28 Sightseer, 29 Emends, 30 Isolates.

Down: 1 Fasten, 2 Reeds, 3 Titanic, 4 Large, 6 Trapped, 7 Probation, 8 Draining, 9 Educated, 15 Interfere, 16 Universe, 18 Obstacle, 20 Exalted, 22 Capital, 23 Stares, 25 Bogus, 26 Inert.

 

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