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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/01/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Guys provide necessary support at this location (8)

5 Pretend to have influence (6)

10 So mania developed as a result of loss of sense of smell (7)

11 Question one entering ebbing river who is not easily disturbed (7)

12 Town in SE she returned to (5)

13 Telegraph office respect different very high-level classification (3-6)

14 Be knowledgeable about vegetables (4,4,6)

17 I name definite origin when Genesis started (2,3,9)

21 Driver’s halo? (9)

23 Argumentative boatman? (5)

24 One clan coming from lacemaking town (7)

25 Give new vigour on computer? (7)

26 Essential that flat should have push-button controls (6)

27 Not going with the current trend (8)

DOWN

1 Caught black bird that’s cowardly (6)

2 Bird short time with another heron (7)

3 Surprisingly tribeswoman drops it, a belt! (3,6)

4 Pulling machine that can be found on the road (8-6)

6 Chute or chimney encased in iron (5)

7 Stop me going up to pub before green light appears (7)

8 A time one’s entering plant and finding work (8)

9 Let go of sweet that’s pungent (10-4)

15 No print of new organisation that isn’t yielding benefit or gain (3-6)

16 Lofty sailor to take something the wrong way in transit (8)

18 Attempt to put tree inside pattern of intersecting lines (7)

19 Present at this place but out of the running (7)

20 Man is key artist, not good actor (6)

22 Only cranny containing synthetic fabric (5)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 1 Close-up, 5 Edits, 11 This is not a drill, 12 Omit, 13 Smelt, 14 Goat, 17 Hoaxed, 18 Spectre, 20 Antlers, 22 Warden, 24 Twee, 25 Crank, 26 Urge, 29 Point of no return, 30 Perms, 31 Veranda.

Down: 2 Laid it on the line, 3 Shin, 4 Unnamed, 6 Dido, 7 Thin on the ground, 8 Strop, 9 Stalks, 10 Blether, 15 Excel, 16 Beard, 19 Laptops, 21 Scruff, 22 Winsome, 23 Beano, 27 Item, 28 Vera.

 

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