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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/11/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Prospector’s infectious disease? (4-5)

6 Beam coming from Bella serving (5)

9 Hot dog? (7)

10 Upstart on equal footing with goddess almost (7)

11 Like some gardens that are crooked (5)

12 How pillager took part in children’s race? (9)

13 Jack misdirected neat lady (5)

14 Supporter’s money that is about (9)

17 Coming again with regard to electricity (9)

19 A lightweight Edgar performed on stage (5)

21 Spiritual notes (4,5)

24 Man I had gone before made characteristic expression (5)

26 Landed initially on European peninsula or African country (7)

27 Continuing operating before departing (7)

28 Frenchman repeatedly using the old expression of mild disagreement (2,3)

29 Item of coloured clothing around town (5,4)

DOWN

1 Fruit from Antigua vandalised (5)

2 Yank lid violently for diminutive woman (7)

3 Two elements making strong drink (9)

4 Enable rev to remove senior cleric’s title (9)

5 Rhode island writer to mellow (5)

6 Right inside volcanic rock is young insect (5)

7 Still a spot even after the Parisian left (7)

8 Brachycephalic Puritan? (9)

13 and 15 Israeli vegetable? (9,9)

16 and 20 In a risky position but likely to go through (7,2,4,3)

18 Small piece of bread put on left half of sweet (7)

20 See 16

22 Amalgamate with new regime I leave (5)

23 Chanted number in vulgar language (5)

25 May’s past physical strength (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 A snap decision, 10 Heartache, 11 Obese, 12 Mandate, 13 Copshop, 14 Ingots, 16 Undreamt, 18 Cubicles, 20 Chisel, 23 Upright, 24 Loading, 26 Spire, 27 Nematodes, 28 Meistersinger.

Down: 2 Swain, 3 Attract, 4 Ducked, 5 Crescent, 6 Stopper, 7 Overhead, 8 The main course, 9 Herpetologist, 15 Gabardine, 17 Sentence, 19 Cygnets, 21 Hearten, 22 Clumps, 25 Indie.

 

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