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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/10/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Ruse chap deployed for getting grip (8)

9 Worthless attempt made by friend (6)

10 Begin to extract the heart from elm outer layer (6)

11 Teeth apparent in apprentice’s contract that’s not fashionable to start with (8)

12 Steal baby’s bed (4)

13 Peter meant to revise ‘The curfew tolls the knell of parting day’, for example (10)

15 Less than half of knife said to be used for pepper (7)

17 Incentives offered when vehicle goes rusty (7)

20 A kind of bishop, perhaps, in charge of a novice who’s resistant to authority (10)

22 Sudden rush of wind tugs ruffles (4)

24 Bet thousands on member of much younger generation (8)

26 Channel Islands port ending up near equator (6)

27 Safe houses that accommodate opposing sides (6)

28 Brings speed into the open in area directly above country (8)

DOWN

1 Seabird spotted in beautiful marine setting (6)

2 Leaders send children to walk freely or get along however they can (8)

3 Place a funny magazine in case that will give people plenty to think about (4,1,5)

4 Some literacy gained working on one of three initial subjects (7)

5 Frank starts on path ending nowhere (4)

6 Drop hints about a lost duel that turned out badly (6)

7 Very short celebration of French cheese? (8)

14 Many stairs needed to get to next floor, you say? That’s a flight of fancy (1,4,5)

16 Type of blood girl left found to be outside typical range (8)

18 Gets organised again after regular auctions (8)

19 Look carefully at every other deadly shocker (7)

21 Erring when tampering with double (6)

23 Change original spell followed by wicked woman (6)

25 Elite force first to hold ceremonial ribbon (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Thanked, 5 All over, 9 Parvenu, 10 Tumbrel, 11 Royal blue, 12 Point, 13 Dodge, 15 Permitted, 16 Senseless, 18 Edges, 21 Edict, 22 Merriment, 24 Iron man, 26 Affaire, 27 Grenada, 28 Strings.

Down: 1 Tapered, 2 Arrayed, 3 Kneel, 4 Double pneumonia, 5 At the crossroads, 6 Lum, 7 Verdict, 8 Related, 12 Price, 14 Event, 16 Seeking, 17 Noisome, 19 Grecian, 20 Sitters, 23 Infer, 25 Mia.

 

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