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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/10/12

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Said to polish up felt for temporary treatment centres (5,9)

9 Complained about trap catching the common kite (7)

10 Invent liaison for an Italian engineer (7)

11 As usual, Biros turn out to be quite healthy (10)

12 Put some fuel oil into the German van, at first (4)

14 Insist upon a reverse lock (6)

15 Current flowing back may be down to 22 across (8)

17 Reach the meridian with room to spare (8)

19 Skip a line in a prayer-book (6)

22 We had provided a mate (4)

23 Wanted things for a side to trade off (10)

25 Large plant engulfed a Sri Lankan syrup (7)

26 Had the know how, last month, having old style of the 20s and 30s (3,4)

27 Signs a guarantee that promises to abstain (5,3,6)

DOWN

1 Comes across by mistake, and is critical (5,5,4)

2 Goes down with iron lungs, unfortunately (7)

3 Concentrate on solid firm, in particular (10)

4 Install minister, or US lawyer, in the end (6)

5 With power game over, is appealing for following (8)

6 Pack round troops, after military police, initially (4)

7 Be tolerant with boy that’s new to start off (7)

8 Bid adieu to spring independently, so don’t try to change things (5,4,5)

13 Disciplined European girl meant to get organised (10)

16 Disciple, at short notice, had to present New Testament (8)

18 Thanks to two fellows, Greek character got glossy fabric (7)

20 In the main, we led little boy into tangle (7)

21 I’m looking back in anger at hallucination (6)

24 Rash move back into an open car (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Skylight, 6 Cosy up, 9 Hoe, 10 Elevator, 11 Lunacy, 12 Mill, 13 Newfangled, 15 Experimental, 18 Good riddance, 21 Uneducated, 23 Buss, 24 Keep up, 26 In the raw, 27 Lee, 28 Usance, 29 Remedial.

Down: 2 Kelvin, 3 Level-headed, 4 Get on, 5 Thrower, 6 Cellarman, 7 Sin, 8 Uncle Sam, 14 Gingerbread, 16 Principle, 17 Countess, 19 Dottier, 20 Asmara, 22 Datum, 25 Pin.

 

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