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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/03/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Old wound allowed to become bright red (7)

5 New Musical Express sounds like rival (5)

11 Hang out and die before ten o’clock, say (4,4,3,4)

12 Pigeon, for example, returned with very small amount (4)

13 Flier knocked out with gun (5)

14 Depression hidden away in inglenook (4)

17 Medicine may be another option (6)

18 Aftershave not suitable for female students (7)

20 Oh, stake a bundle on 24 (3,4)

22 Have complaints about game (6)

24 Motorists go to eastern trial (4)

25 A good degree is fundamental (5)

26 Scholar and sailor seen in shed (4)

29 Become well-known for composition in paint at our age (4,1,10)

30 Doorman in House of Horror? (5)

31 Flog one Scot in Celtic festival (7)

DOWN

2 Quit trying to convert carry-out to money? (4,2,4,5)

3 They’re allowed to keep what’s genuine (4)

4 Intense joy at having taken lead from father, say (7)

6 Hammer down turnip (4)

7 Inject drug at place in Haymarket, for example (8,7)

8 Part of main course that could, with topping, provide later courses (5)

9 Tell it in South Africa – she’s a star! (6)

10 Hero’s lover to put pressure on the German (7)

15 Celebrity holds one kind of musical instrument (5)

16 It’s fun to get into bed (5)

19 Safe deposit of precious metal in shop (7)

21 Wives in a shambles left to turn round (6)

22 Make signal to guest re departure (7)

23 Stupid location in a north-easterly direction (5)

27 Surprise getting free from a labyrinth (4)

28 Platitudes voiced by philosopher (4)

Monday’s solution...

Across: 3 Place, 8 Rachel, 9 Needle, 10 Guinea, 11 Evidence, 12 Sun, 13 Genera, 14 Detonate, 17 Offsets, 19 Reflect, 23 Ties down, 27 Ordeal, 29 Set, 30 Straight, 31 Insert, 32 Screen, 33 Tiaras, 34 Sides.

Down: 1 Mature, 2 Thinkers, 3 Pleasant, 4 Attends, 5 Enlist, 6 Demean, 7 Elicit, 13 Ghost, 15 Off, 16 Extol, 18 End, 20 Egotists, 21 Lodestar, 22 Instead, 24 Intact, 25 Shared, 26 Organs, 28 Abroad.

 
 
 

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