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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/10/12

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Delivers reserve, and calls him to account (6,2,4)

8 Couple turn back, having little time to finish (7)

9 Behavedbadly having takenanother’s placeat university (5,2)

11 Border team could get small fish (4)

12 Facedupwith newreel used to catcha tropical viper (3-2-5)

14 Couldaman-eater get ahead without spin? (6)

15 Expresses sympathywith one opposed to hand-outs (8)

17 Held me up to supportGermany (8)

19 Deceive the French to win a rugbycrown (6)

22 Presentaseriesof boxing matches in this place (10)

23 Top form about to leave, at last, get release (4)

25 Work out howtomakeaprofit (7)

26 For anengineer, a ship represented progress (7)

27 Separated fromdate, turning away at first evening (12)

DOWN

1 Double up in front of firstRolling Stone (7)

2 Still have to operate in low gear (4)

3 Conclude contract to bring people together (6)

4 Leave doctor at work, with little sign of distress (4-4)

5 Fought over poet’sprecious metal. What a racket (10)

6 Number find old road in a top location (7)

7 Doget threads untangled; it sums it all up (4,8)

10 Argue for freecommunication (5,7)

13 It’s a thrill to take second stateon the way up (10)

16 Seek out newore to makeoil, at one time (8)

18 Discount agreement to refuse toprofit (7)

20 Forecast maybe left topeter out (7)

21 I’dabandoned foolish alternative to apathy (6)

24 Covering small firm with a tarpaulin, initially (4)

 

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