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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 27/11/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 I beg you to tread lightly round old city on tourist visit (8,4)

9 Former athlete seen through Sinatra’s eyes? (3,4)

10 Plead to fix up young swimmer (7)

11 Unrest leads someone to instigate riot (4)

12 Indian festivals revived in city famous for witch hunts (5)

13 Express scorn at time it takes to start electronic process from scratch (4)

16 Bell brings us to person who’s much appreciated (7)

17 Set off cowboy star’s horse (7)

18 Have a cigarette and become more animated (5,2)

21 Profit from unusually fine content of wager (7)

23 Roll up to lose lines at auction! (4)

24 Metaphor I abandoned with a grin (5)

25 Rodents that are endemic earth dwellers (4)

28 Harvester will arrive to cover bottling (7)

29 Stay in at home with religious outfit on (7)

30 Plow found on Blackpool beach? (3,3,6)

DOWN

2 Growing old, losing argument, getting confused — taken into residence (7)

3 One cooperating with McCrae (4)

4 It’s no good being more sparing (7)

5 One coming in bringing hot air to clinic (7)

6 Was on a bucking bronco at appropriate show and no-one fell off (4)

7 Spin out on behalf of dream (7)

8 Attend a period of meditation from which to make a hasty exit (4,1,7)

9 Arrange that coast be clear for competitive event with hazards (8,4)

14 Run down record of what’s owed (5)

15 Devil’s mate runs out (5)

19 Does foodie have more gut after stew? (7)

20 Grandeur of final scene, viewed with both eyes — it’s said — in Roman city (7)

21 Victimised animal that is dead (7)

22 Flying toy made of fibres falling to earth initially (7)

26 Be in charge of entrance to green (4)

27 This man (Billy, perhaps) is a pedlar (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Protests, 5 Places, 9 Converts, 10 Corner, 12 Agreed, 13 Swift, 16 Pirate, 17 Sporting, 20 Addicted, 21 Plants, 23 Excel, 25 Refine, 28 Tribal, 29 Beginner, 30 Yankee, 31 Staggers.

Down: 1 Pick, 2 Owns, 3 Energetic, 4 Titles, 6 Loots, 7 Conditions, 8 Strategist, 11 Adept, 14 Apparently, 15 Production, 18 Relenting, 19 Heart, 22 Affect, 24 Leave, 26 Ante, 27 Arms.

 

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