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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/12/12

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 It is formed by apparent divergence of rays during hypothetical game I played (7,5)

8 Not in lingering around one worries (7)

9 Puzzle no more (7)

11 Fuel one found in pass (4)

12 One of the facts that is special (10)

14 Essential nature of single separate thing (6)

15 Rings in bakery cooked, it comes out annually (8)

17 From NYC, I rant about becoming despotic (8)

19 I demonstrated crystalline compound (6)

22 Menu or travel account? (4,2,4)

23 Doctor the tailless larva (4)

25 Alone it could have produced high spirits (7)

26 Natural rock band (7)

27 Normal light (8,4)

DOWN

1 Virginia to give legally to tramp (7)

2 Bread list (4)

3 In fun really it is false (6)

4 Extend distance before last bit is curtailed (8)

5 When at work, one is given a hand (10)

6 Ella and I go round to find astronomer (7)

7 Cannot take inside, it is unsuitable (12)

10 Stopping work at the house having the intended effect (8,4)

13 Note train’s movement that’s very loud (10)

16 Information between bridge partners I allowed initially from the players (8)

18 Trusting dependent (7)

20 Pas de deux? (3-4)

21 Times editor removed the written evidence (6)

24 Song Marian takes to heart (4)

MONDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1 License plates, 10 Resist, 11 Spartan, 12 Hear, 13 Sneer, 14 Snap, 17 Selecting, 19 Cheer, 20 React, 22 Turning up, 24 Tote, 25 Dress, 27 Aldi, 30 Obscure, 31 Rampant, 32 Featherweight.

Down: 2 Install, 3 Easy, 4 Susan, 5 Passenger, 6 Away, 7 Entente, 8 Orchestration, 9 Inappropriate, 15 Acute, 16 Acrid, 18 Intercede, 21 Artiste, 23 Goliath, 26 Straw, 28 Must, 29 Impi

 

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