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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/12/12

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Have an agreement to part with Bill (4)

3 It’s easy to feel for society, arranging time to spare, initially (10)

10 Finishes neatly with bands getting away (6,3)

11 Fixed allowance is cut short, but it’s in proportion (5)

12 Did one Frenchman get the girl? (5)

13 Held dear, in consequence (8)

15 Pioneers left out dogs, like us (7)

17 Report on rehearsal of musical performance (7)

19 Watch over a broad, we’re told (7)

21 Indifferent, with inclusion of indefinite character (2-3-2)

22 Trick needed to break away with the last word (8)

24 Not trained in class to go at a slow pace (5)

27 Many a tune put over by her in West Side Story (5)

28 Insisting that singers perform with a top tenor (9)

29 Get the wrong idea, having to depreciate, so behaves badly (10)

30 Tried by touch to make out pressed fabric (4)

DOWN

1 Manage to impress one working to get consent (10)

2 Common radioactive waste, by the end, is unrefined (5)

4 Bouquets for some runners (7)

5 Volunteer to accent one cent of copper (7)

6 No trouble for tailors to get round trunk (5)

7 Appealed to get new date tree grow up (9)

8 Some who start with little value may not be ready (4)

9 Work slowly, up to a point, at leisure (8)

14 Stream overland with enough illumination (10)

16 Sure rates can produce great wealth (9)

18 Happen to run into some Premier opportunists (8)

20 European partner embraced North American issue (7)

21 Tramples all over close relative (7)

23 Is conscious of a conflict with original enemy (5)

25 Corresponding to the greatest king, by the end (5)

26 One maiden took on a married Muslim leader (4)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 1 Calvados, 5 Pelmet, 10 Ratatat, 11 Harmony, 12 Motet, 13 Foretaste, 14 Manx shearwater, 17 Strong-smelling, 21 Adderwort, 23 Harem, 24 Chervil, 25 Clamant, 26 Ankara, 27 Slippery.

Down: 1 Chrome, 2 Letitia, 3 Antitoxin, 4 Out of this world, 6 Egret, 7 Moonset, 8 Tayberry, 9 Pharmaceutical, 15 Welsh harp, 16 Estancia, 18 Redneck, 19 Narrate, 20 Smithy, 22 Rover.

 

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