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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/11/2012

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  • by ROS SHERARD
 

Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Me, ditsy? Possibly, when thwarted (7)

5 Liking to take turn at dipping fish (5)

11 When the purpose is grasping what’s

going on, one canexpectaconclusion

(3,3,2,2,5)

12 Type of church furniture (4)

13 Supply fuel for the potteries (5)

14 Against removing drifting gas and

re-setting (4)

17 Redchurch gets moremoney (6)

18 Reported to run down Scottish policies

(7)

20 Heroic figures encountered where one

part of journey finishes (7)

22 Stitches inserted in tendons (6)

24 Pass fish (4)

25 Nymph reads boring notice (5)

26 Disagree with removing leading

remedy for fever (4)

29 George Orwell could have been a

comedian,aking andaprime minister

(4,6,5)

30 Cry of protest disguised in humble

attitude (5)

31 Tawse applied liberally to left and right

of loafer (7)

DOWN

2 Real thing able, eg, to be transmuted

into messenger from heaven (3,5,7)

3 What’s new and in-your-face? Beans

(4)

4 Lets pie be worked into letter (7)

6 Expel movement toback us entering

(4)

7 Like family to be serious or invite

futuredebacle (3,4,3,5)

8 Stick that is takenaway fromdog (5)

9 Having connections to Kindle novel (6)

10 A teenager initially fed up with getting

dressed (7)

15 Colossus of a soldier overseeing a set

of books (5)

16 Put me inside and apply correction (5)

19 Rough dealing brought in to orderly

arrangement (7)

21 Levels of society found at arts revival

(6)

22 Taps up middle portion of goulash with

utensil (7)

23 Became aware of original reverie in

mind (5)

27 Story of a good laugh is turned on its

head (4)

28 Be an accomplice to a gamble (4)

MONDAY’S SOLUTION

CONTRABAND~WARP

A~O~I~R~E~B~T~R

RATIONALE~LETGO

E~O~T~V~D~I~E~M

~INCITE~INTENSE

C~~~N~~~N~H~T~N

RECOGNISE~ERICA

I~O~~~M~S~~~O~D

TONIC~MISCHANCE

I~C~U~E~~~A~~~S

CLEARED~SPRITE~

I~A~A~I~P~N~H~S

SPLIT~ABASEMENT

E~E~E~T~N~S~R~O

SODA~PERSISTENT

 

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