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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/03/2012

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  • by DEREK ALLEN
 

Wednesday’s puzzle . . .

ACROSS

1 Where no fruit could be found in old part of South Africa (6,4,5)

9 Ambitious person entertained five twice from old vehicle (7)

10 Cast a spell – can then transform (7)

11 Anything but a full-blooded complaint (7)

12 Street row (7)

13 Thermostat prof adjusted in the main (3,3,4,4)

15 Energy-producing device making accelerator run round (7,7)

21 One seeing signatory of document (7)

22 Penny rather coarse but priggish (7)

23 Ready to move the beginning of time! (4,3)

24 Ointment used at social gathering that did not start (7)

25 Target slipped, he negotiated hopeless situation (9,6)

DOWN

1 Holiday when one is not at one’s best? (3-3)

2 Notedly stirring? (7)

3 Jab that will make yours truly irritated (4,2,3,6)

4 Vase inside front smelter (7)

5 Voter turns tail seeing printing-plate (7)

6 Ceylon’s circuit could have included united peacekeeping body (8,7)

7 Sailor held by a Buddhist state (7)

8 Earnest request to take food through gate (8)

14 From Sunday we were not persuaded (8)

16 Stop filming young lady’s sword (7)

17 Stone coming out of toaster! (7)

18 Adopt little telepathy on river (7)

19 Longing for love first while expressing a judgement (7)

20 During the month a Netherlander coming from this isle (6)

Tuesday’s solution

ACROSS: 1 Scarlet, 5 Enemy, 11 Pass away the time, 12 Drib, 13 Rifle, 14 Glen, 17 Potion, 18 Alumnae, 20 The oaks, 22 Grouse, 24 Race, 25 First, 26 Barn, 29 Gain a reputation, 30 Usher, 31 Beltane.

DOWN: 2 Cash in one’s chips, 3 Real, 4 Elation, 6 Neep, 7 Mainline station, 8 Spuds, 9 Stella, 10 Leander, 15 Sitar, 16 Futon, 19 Storage, 21 Swivel, 22 Gesture, 23 Inane, 27 Maze, 28 Cant.

 

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