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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/11/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Suddenly making up one’s mind to break it off? (1,4,8)

10 Be told wearing facial hair will lead to suffering (9)

11 Honours last case of being overweight (5)

12 Authority for two down? (7)

13 Gets landed with dance at police station (7)

14 Spain got some cargo of gold bars (6)

16 Impossible to imagine rude man changing at first try (8)

18 The French are following third power in cells (8)

20 Tool used to defraud (6)

23 Just swop to go to the very top (7)

24 Regular record containing something noisy being put on computer (7)

26 Piers rebuilt part of church (5)

27 Worms team shifted between intersections (9)

28 German musician confounded by seeming triers (13)

DOWN

2 Boyfriend was in a terrible state (5)

3 Be appealing at position over piece of land (7)

4 Bent down and got pushed into the water! (6)

5 I hear you went out to cure smell in suburban street (8)

6 Cork or original steel stovepipe (7)

7 Where high-flown language may go on business expenses (9)

8 The sea route serving fish and chips, perhaps (3,4,6)

9 Her favourite scientist is one who studies snakes, crocs, etc (13)

15 Bargained unsuccessfully for raincoat material (9)

17 Judgement given in language unit (8)

19 Rings, we hear, of little swans (7)

21 Keep up morale when near the crash (7)

22 A hundred chocks made into blocks (6)

25 Unconstrained by convention with fashionable stamp (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 3 Padre, 8 Trauma, 9 Nectar, 10 Warren, 11 Diatribe, 12 Leg, 13 Dangle, 14 Eye teeth, 17 Fantasy, 19 Smelter, 23 Regiment, 27 Survey, 29 Hip, 30 Stoppage, 31 Leeway, 32 Bridge, 33 Cosset, 34 Lathe.

Down: 1 Amanda, 2 Outright, 3 Painless, 4 Dredges, 5 Engage, 6 Accrue, 7 Rabbit, 13 Defer, 15 Toe, 16 Hardy, 18 Arm, 20 Misplace, 21 Largesse, 22 Atheist, 24 Entire, 25 Impede,26 Enamel, 28 Elated.

 
 
 

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