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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/10/12

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Display nervous behaviour though feverishly able in it (4-4)

5 I was tired out when plane went slowly down the runway (6)

10 Being in church tends to purify and ... (7)

11 ... have faith that new start would make things easier (7)

12 Weapon used in a leading royal quarrel (5)

13 Will he sit at emergency room, or is he bound to be lost? (9)

14 Somehow gets a PE teacher to show film (3,5,6)

17 Stop doing this puzzle, perhaps, and be quiet immediately! (3,7,4)

21 Closely united with jersey that’s a size too small? (5-4)

23 Find oily solvent containing disinfectant (5)

24 Sound repeat to our condensed holiday in natural environment (7)

25 Write last lines for bridge strategy (7)

26 Be maternal when married to someone else (6)

27 A flavour nearly fresh to clutch in extremis (2,1,5)

DOWN

1 Drift into trance with the drink of the gods (6)

2 Buried when the rain came down (2,5)

3 Excluded comedian, we hear, when performing in current craze (9)

4 Famous singers take the train to Yuma or begin song (3,5,6)

6 Share out when vote fails to show a leader (5)

7 I tear in, dealing with reluctance to move (7)

8 Having ear caught in hairdresser’s equipment - what could be more depressing! (8)

9 Put a mark on the map to avoid someone (5,3,6)

15 Was taken aback by young men about town with cutting implements (3,6)

16 No master can put elements into production (2,6)

18 Drag snake to last port using water transport (7)

19 One planning to steal cattle making a noise in the bushes? (7)

20 In former times, second person mentioned Fortingall’s claim to fame (3,3)

22 Where to find treasure: wander far and wide after first sign of it (5)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 1 Field hospitals, 9 Niggled, 10 Romance, 11 Salubrious, 12 Derv, 14 Assert, 15 Undertow, 17 Latitude, 19 Missal, 22 Wife, 23 Desiderata, 25 Treacle, 26 Art deco, 27 Takes the pledge.

Down: 1 Finds fault with, 2 Engulfs, 3 Deliberate, 4 Ordain, 5 Pursuing, 6 Tamp, 7 Lenient, 8 Leave well alone, 13 Regimental, 16 Adherent, 18 Taffeta, 20 Seaweed, 21 Mirage, 24 Acne.

 

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