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Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman - 24/03/2012

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  • by Derek Allen
 

Saturday’s puzzle.

Across

1 Excitedly sight river glen using this on vehicle (9,5)

9 Lady reportedly with objectionable line of rulers (7)

10 Gregarious fish? (7)

11 Small number receiving a scattering (10)

12 and 22 Being with Timothy East for all one’s days (8)

14 Relax severity when scoundrel enters part (6)

15 Until this 22 across had been nearer to (8)

17 Heartless girl held by artilleryman in cover during break-in (8)

19 Cleaner animal’s term of affection (6)

22 See 12 across

23 Include different information in unduly favourable treatment (10)

25 Colin arranged for it to be included in retrospect, it’s to do with the river (7)

26 Expert split first appearance proportionately (3,4)

27 Not having sharp pain in the nude (7,1,6)

DOWN

1 Making a new deal (14)

2 At start of odd interval I left on side nearest the ground (7)

3 Sonny later exploded in a resounding way (10)

4 Large number involved in other silly poems (6)

5 Enormous grotesque carriage leading (8)

6 Inland Revenue taking over golf club (4)

7 More pleased that wet somehow had been removed from misplaced white paper (7)

8 Form of ceremony dirty children often do not like (5,2,3,4)

13 Ejected, say, from beginning to end (10)

16 Older relative removed curd from wine (5,3)

18 Balmier sort of earth forming embankment (7)

20 State worker’s flag (7)

21 Said element’s a drug (6)

24 State where some put a hotel (4)

Friday’s solution

~SKELETONSTAFF~

D~E~U~W~O~O~A~B

INVERNESS~LUCRE

P~I~C~E~E~L~E~D

LUNCHED~DEBATES

O~~~E~Y~I~A~I~I

MISERY~OVERSOLD

A~H~~~L~E~~~U~E

THEMOVIE~JETSAM

I~D~U~L~O~Y~~~A

COASTAL~PREDAWN

B~T~L~I~P~B~L~N

AKELA~PROPAGATE

G~A~W~U~S~L~M~R

~CROSSTHEFLOOR~

MIDNIGHTEXPRESS

A~E~N~O~N~L~X~I

SUSPECT~TRUMPED

T~S~V~W~R~G~E~E

EREMITICAL~CROC

R~R~D~R~P~B~I~A

YATTERED~PRIMER

~~S~N~D~G~O~E~~

UNPACK~GROWINTO

N~O~E~T~I~N~T~B

SMOG~COMMISSARS

C~N~A~P~A~T~T~C

REFINED~LEONINE

E~U~T~O~D~U~O~N

WALKINGDISTANCE

 

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