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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/02/2013

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Remarkable Irish among saints are back numbers (7)

5 Start off being distant, then express feeling dramatically (5)

11 Having forked out for what reportedly made up the full amount, said “Well done!” (4,1,10)

12 Golf pegs found in river (4)

13 Deep South cuisine presented around mid-summer, mostly (5)

14 King takes friend from across the Channel in spirit of Shinto (4)

17 They entertain alternative in principle (6)

18 Member of the aristocracy, honoured by the Queen, with stud accommodation (7)

20 Got there as frogman returned to end of radar (7)

22 Refusal to perform with your original song? (6)

24 Rock flow affecting Louisiana and Virginia (4)

25 Throw in ground (5)

26 The man will be in a state of torment (4)

29 Reactionary airmen put letters in bin somewhere at the back of beyond (3-5,7)

30 Pudding to give satisfaction when left in (5)

31 Most spare bird’s haven on meadow (7)

DOWN

2 There’s ever quiet revolution? Exactly the opposite (5,3,7)

3 A method of being on holiday, perhaps (4)

4 Ex may go in a spin, marrying out of social group (7)

6 Girl gives back diamond when Don leaves (4)

7 Fate is to do the round of theatre seats (3,3,2,3,4)

8 Expectorates audibly when husky, for example (5)

9 Southern post office to employ partner (6)

10 Persist in rearranging indications of rank (7)

15 What to do with crossword when alone, having got 5 across (5)

16 Cry with pain when organ’s injured (5)

19 Court officer gets security provided on initial freedom (7)

21 Allows oneself to be horribly singed (6)

22 Sugar blended in courses (7)

23 Loud instrument gives way to another (5)

27 A record’s made in the mountains (4)

28 Blast unconscious with well-placed knock-out blow (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 3 and 34 By and large, 8 Easier, 9 Utopia, 10 Hotdog, 11 Ringside, 12 and 29 Heaven, 13 Newest, 14 Charisma, 17 Verdant, 19 Madeira, 23 Remitted, 27 Ensign, 30 Rigatoni, 31 Anyone, 32 Severe, 33 Lustre.

Down: 1 Galore, 2 Bindweed, 3 Brighton, 4 Attract, 5 Duenna, 6 Bonsai, 7 Wisdom, 13 and 16 Never again, 15 and 18 Redact, 20 Amenable, 21 Essayist, 22 Adviser, 24 Edited, 25 Images, 26 Trowel, 28 Gantry.

 

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