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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 21/11/2012

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Brings down headland in photograph (9)

9 Composer stopped short in front of a Hindu god (6)

10 Preliminary statement before walker loses both of his rights (8)

11 Can be heard in French resort (6)

12 First two vowels for goddess (6)

14 Dash from winding lane (4)

15 Spoil attempt by lady (5)

16 Gorge, one is grand in America (6)

18 and 21 Erica put assortment next to woollen fabric (7,7)

24 Well-informed on the other side of the Channel (2,4)

26 Delia could be perfect (5)

30 Part of battery room (4)

31 Pungent backing number with ten going to New York (6)

32 Watch tape machine (6)

33 Backing car I call almost hostile (8)

34 There’s no coming back along this street (3-3)

35 It’s widely known where one has a picnic (2,3,4)

DOWN

2 In Stranraer a temptation to make it effervescent (6)

3 I’d made out it was a crown (6)

4 Australian mate shoemaker left out (6)

5 and 17 Chief with patience too arranging share of what is going on (5,2,3,6)

6 A church has articles on secret remedies (6)

7 Turn out without issue to express appreciation (5,3)

8 See 23

11 Many a lightweight taking island plants (5)

13 Pole has upset dandy (4)

17 See 5

19 Moved camp (8)

20 Husband left woman in compound (5)

22 Wrong one taking another one to Chinese city (4)

23 and 8 One taking a back seat (7,9)

25 Frozen traveller (6)

27 Leo hit insecure stone implement (6)

28 What bride might say after party having vital urge (6)

29 Promise to hold someone’s attention (6)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Stymied, 5 Fondu, 11 The end is in sight, 12 Font, 13 Stoke, 14 Anti, 17 Cerise, 18 Demesne, 20 Legends, 22 Sinews, 24 Goby, 25 Dryad, 26 Ague, 29 Eric Arthur Blair, 30 Bleat, 31 Wastrel.

Down: 2 The Angel Gabriel, 3 Mung, 4 Epistle, 6 Oust, 7 Dig one’s own grave, 8 Staff, 9 Linked, 10 Attired, 15 Giant, 16 Amend, 19 Aligned, 21 Strata, 22 Spatula, 23 Heard, 27 Saga, 28 Abet.

 
 
 

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