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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/12/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Brandy from California, Virginia and Delaware, Oregon and Saskatchewan initially (8)

5 Tall plant in favourite part of window (6)

10 Knock back door before returning short expression of gratitude repeatedly (7)

11 Agreement coming from orchestra (7)

12 Choral composition somehow to have been encountered going round (5)

13 Number, say, with hint of anticipation (9)

14 Cat cut off pond, say, from bird (4,10)

17 Distinctive these salts having a powerful odour (6-8)

21 Wader trod round plant supposed to cure snakebite (9)

23 Meat about to be taken into seraglio (5)

24 Plant her among 105 I left (7)

25 Not one pretender calling aloud (7)

26 In the bank a rash amount of capital (6)

27 Shoe at end of day is difficult to stand on (8)

DOWN

1 Metal coming from city clubhouse first (6)

2 Lady having a title I upset (7)

3 A new bird, round before ten inside, with something to neutralise poison (9)

4 Space that’s wonderful (3,2,4,5)

6 Peg returned holding bird (5)

7 When we see the last of the satellite (7)

8 Fruit by the river in Dundee? (8)

9 Farmer reportedly becoming cute I state to do with making up of drugs (14)

15 Lew played slightly higher note heavily initially inside on this instrument (5,4)

16 Ascent I negotiated round a cattle-estate (8)

18 Reactionary and bigoted Rosy had impudence (7)

19 Hurried up with speed to tell (7)

20 Myth is developing about workshop (6)

22 Dog footballer from Doncaster? (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Apple fritter, 9 Renault, 10 Synapse, 11 Need, 12 Mokes, 13 Diet, 16 Oxslips, 17 Deadeye, 18 Outcast, 21 Colossi, 23 Flic, 24 Quine, 25 Amid, 28 Chemist, 29 Overtop, 30 The seven seas.

Down: 2 Punnets, 3 Lout, 4 fathoms, 5 Instead, 6 Tons, 7 Reprise, 8 Get the wind up, 9 Run for office, 14 Midas, 15 Calls, 19 Tritest, 20 Trustee, 21 Condone, 22 Sumatra, 26 Fine, 27 Bees.

 

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