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Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 23/01/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 To make it one has to stay away first (8)

5 Come to stir (6)

9 One new science the study of wines (8)

10 Necessarily involve turning in late (6)

11 Helps said cleaner first in the game (8)

13 Nick Cage (6)

14 Couple taken out of the network (3)

16 Bodily strength of said shellfish (6)

19 Loosely they might be worn for the rest of the night (7)

20 Athlete when up is second (6)

21 One agreeably replies thus (3)

26 Me getting in a terrible rut? On the contrary perfected (6)

27 Backward movement not a change for the better (8)

28 Goldsmith musical (6)

29 Set of questions to display in the programme (4,4)

30 Periodical taunt is in French (6)

31 Fr Aubrey at sea for four weeks (8)

Down

1 Squat close to the ground right inside bed (6)

2 Mad mother raised Cain! (6)

3 A lamb’s smearing ointment (6)

4 Ring, say, for young bird (6)

6 Awesome devastating downpours Penny missed (8)

7 Bag pack sank awkwardly (8)

8 Shorter? Not any more (2,6)

12 One who perspires wearing it (7)

15 Along the way reached coastal town (3)

16 Man shortly sounds like many Scotsmen (3)

17 How water is heated without advance notice (4,4)

18 Work of needlewomen growing together (8)

19 Like the House of Commons, it’s better than all others (8)

22 Attract famous Italian from the southeast (6)

23 Man’s hot spring can be heard (6)

24 Complaint from a maths problem (6)

25 Dishevelled having setbacks at end of day (6)

 

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