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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/11/2012

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Ready to get warmed up, when in shape (8)

9 Has to have desire to find wild animals (6)

10 Cult embraced religious education in private (6)

11 A politician broadcast, even though shattered (8)

12 Restore some of the list, etc, in print (4)

13 Was Glen left to reach out to a rival? (10)

15 Sentimental girl left, in the end (7)

17 About to wake up after drinking-bout (7)

20 Old site meant to be developed into a place to stay (10)

22 Approach board to change course (4)

24 Appealing girl adopted by expert (8)

26 Have to try out small enough specimen (6)

27 Begin further in, behind entire field (6)

28 Saint may turn out to offer chief support (8)

DOWN

1 A first-rate break for 23 down (6)

2 Keen to encourage boy to be forceful (8)

3 Designed old cotter-pin to give security (10)

4 Wonder at lack of energy by a left-wing officer (7)

5 Starting with hay in place of crop (4)

6 Think fit to accept square motif ... (6)

7 ... but it’s illogical to stand by the French square (8)

14 Lied about phrase needed to gain supremacy (10)

16 Presenting a 3 down in good order (8)

18 Would one hoping for the best choose one maiden first? (8)

19 For a second time, has lots of courses (7)

21 In a way, about to move into 12 across (6)

23 Take care of everyone getting back prime roast (6)

25 Get one’s teeth into a piece, by the end (4)

Tuesday’s grid

Across: 1 Namesake, 5 Placid, 10 Citrine, 11 Tiny Tim, 12 Ashen, 13 Innkeeper, 14 Sword-swallower, 17 Omnibus edition, 21 Privilege, 23 Extra, 24 Ingress, 25 Rebecca, 26 Genome, 27 Wriggled.

Down: 1 Nectar, 2 Matthew, 3 Skinny-rib, 4 Keep in suspense, 6 Lance, 7 Cat’s paw, 8 Demerara, 9 Standard-bearer, 15 Litterbug, 16 Coupling, 18 Nail gun, 19 Optical, 20 Hazard, 22 Ileum.

 

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