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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/02/2013

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  • by DEREK ALLEN
 

Wednesday’s puzzle.

Across

1 Warning from underground (4)

3 One might be in prison as a result of strong belief (10)

10 Norman naturally devoured delicious food (5)

11 Skilful, at home with the info, promises to pay (9)

12 Timid bird to try Edward (7-7)

14 Earnest request by mother before time needing this for kneeling on (6,3)

16 In alcove near witches’ assembly (5)

18 There’s no aspiration working to become smoke-dried (5)

19 I grab a lid smashing biscuit (9)

20 and 24 Amateur conduct? (14,9)

25 Faint light left during rearranged game (5)

26 Separated cream, dated fudge (10)

27 French prize in grand motor-race (4)

DOWN

1 Humorous works performed on stage (5,5)

2 Show small number first free of blame (9)

4 On about South American city constellation (5)

5 Person creating word-pictures mixing vinaigrette, not first-class (9)

6 Come together on deck for a game (8,6)

7 Best score of course that is about no number (2,3)

8 No. Mum had food (4)

9 Sidetrack brave sort of person giving unwanted advice (4-4,6)

13 Against 151 giving the most disappointing conclusion (10)

15 Large plants formed from algae (9)

17 One not forced to 22 down (9)

21 Hebrew prophet in Adana humbled (5)

22 Wait to start game on court (5)

23 I want the lot presumably in the same place (4)

Monday’s solution

SQUARES~EMOTE~

S~U~W~X~S~A~H~S

PAIDACOMPLIMENT

I~T~Y~G~O~D~L~R

TEES~CAJUN~KAMI

Z~T~S~M~S~G~P~P

~THEORY~EARLOBE

B~E~L~~~~~O~F~S

ARRIVED~SHANTY~

I~E~E~E~U~N~H~F

LAVA~PITCH~HELL

I~E~A~G~R~S~G~U

FARFLUNGOUTPOST

F~S~P~S~S~U~D~E

~PEASE~LEANEST~

 

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