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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/12/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Something that’s expected, trouble at the links (6,2,6)

9 Wear for ballet-dancer that’s fitting (7)

10 Bullish fighter? (7)

11 Thomas, steam locomotive without a tender (4,6)

12 Curse the wind (4)

14 Slim engineers of the French church (6)

15 Subject has help back for TV and radio (3,5)

17 Lack of slovenliness in sets I’d arranged (8)

19 Lightning branched out (6)

22 It helps to be in it if you want to sing it (4)

23 Mermaid ran over to one who is hitched (7,3)

25 Most favourable composition a student Timothy included (7)

26 Go rapidly round a church plant (7)

27 How pilot became very angry (4,2,2,3,3)

DOWN

1 Display design on soldier’s arm perhaps (8,6)

2 Edward accepted warning device covered in spines (7)

3 Virginia, during crazy sentence, fading away (10)

4 Pensioner’s former period (3,3)

5 Firm chap, revolutionary North American Indian (8)

6 Bankrupt once only partly capable (2,2)

7 Burdened whilst riding (7)

8 Pub game? (5,3,6)

13 Make poor little devil take over his version (10)

16 Behold in different places shellfish (8)

18 Tied net round alcove (7)

20 Said tent site is in the French fashion, capital (7)

21 Where screws are used to secure doors (6)

24 Corporation’s turning up obscene material (4)

Solutions for Prize crosswords will be published in the New Year, to alow for postal delays

 

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