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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/11/2012

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

3 Chaplain cut down to size gets the last word (5)

8 Did street-car turn into a bombshell? (6)

9 Got out of a trance with divine beverage (6)

10 Come back fresh with a bishop in a maze (6)

11 A dressing down could help return to the family (8)

12 Member started out in the legislature (3)

13 Depend on getting fish on day one (6)

14 Did old brood have the power of canines? (3-5)

17 Dream of supporter to lead volunteers to empty 27 across (7)

19 Left meters running on a furnace (7)

23 Government had little time to organise discipline (8)

27 Did judge have to check out inquiry, in summary? (6)

28 A sophisticated joint? (3)

30 Block errand-boy from joining industrial action (8)

31 Have some room to manoeuvre to cover path (6)

32 Game newly-wed got over final fling (6)

33 Are some small firms ready to pamper you? (6)

34 Turner got into art school at Hereford (5)

DOWN

1 Equip a US lawyer to fight with force, in the main (6)

2 Completely wrong side for comprehensive (8)

3 Is it easy to take care with the French? (8)

4 Sprinkles dregs over empty drive (7)

5 Promise to sign up reserve (6)

6 Bring in a sound body of men to expand (6)

7 Take back 25 down to part for inferior player (6)

13 Postpone having to grass back over the top field (5)

15 Member may get into Europe (3)

16 Only just left out bold novelist (5)

18 Suitable weapon for a marine (3)

20 Lose sight of Michigan’s location (8)

21 Pours out English lager on board ship to show one’s generosity (8)

22 He doesn’t believe there’s a first traffic hold-up (7)

24 Insolvent Ireland, on the whole (6)

25 Look out from collapse, needing a little energy to hold things back (6)

26 Finish with European title, by the end tail end (6)

28 Told not to start in high spirits (6)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Landscape, 9 Brahma, 10 Preamble, 11 Cannes, 12 Athene, 14 Elan, 15 Margo, 16 Canyon, 18 Heather, 21 Mixture, 24 Au fait, 26 Ideal, 30 Cell, 31 Oniony, 32 Ticker, 33 Inimical, 34 One-way, 35 In the open.

Down: 2 Aerate, 3 dem, 4 Cobber, 5 Piece of, 6 Arcana, 7 Thank you, 8 Passenger, 11 Cacti, 13 Nash, 17 The action, 19 Affected, 20 Ester, 22 Xian, 23 Pillion, 25 Iceman, 27 Eolithy, 28 Libido, 29 Engage.

 
 
 

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