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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/11/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Searches out food over a long period (7)

5 Gravity is lacking on the morning after the night before in German city (7)

9 Turn for minister to be close to free love (7)

10 Attunes treatment for serious illness (7)

11 Be a jar in stall that’s ready for business (5,4)

12 Captive eats Aladdin’s food (5)

13 Art stands without original life that makes one comfortable (5)

15 Nanny may look after tweenie when sick (9)

16 Bird of prey seen at any golf Rugby Club originally organised (9)

18 Personal assistant with good education called for (5)

21 Flower of Scotland: Almond? (5)

22 Puzzles constructed over hidden sound marking correct answer (9)

24 Near gin drunk when in work (7)

26 Advance protection against holiday put on film (7)

27 She is based around Los Angeles, with Australian girls (7)

28 Look again at first couple of essentials in moral code (7)

DOWN

1 Predict that quartet will go over the Atlantic, say (7)

2 Shows spaces where windows fit (7)

3 Eels may be said to be icy cold (5)

4 Does new broom cause radical reforms? (8,7)

5 One who doesn’t stop when liable to have success and manage club (3,3,3,6)

6 Head teachers (3)

7 A north face section inside villa done in off-white (7)

8 Derides version that was present (7)

12 Peels back eyelids, perhaps, after this (5)

14 Reported to look close — tenement close (5)

16 Strange way to unearth gemstones (7)

17 Worship I inject into dream (7)

19 Leading girls’ organisation (7)

20 Downfall of French perfume (7)

23 Bags fires (5)

25 Take top off medicine perhaps needed when you are this (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 8 Prepared, 9 Hyenas, 10 Secret, 11 Impaired, 12 Stet, 13 Challenger, 15 Maudlin, 17 Carouse, 20 Maisonette, 22 Tack, 24 Adorable, 26 Sample, 27 Indent, 28 Mainstay.

Down: 1 Arrest, 2 Spirited, 3 Protection, 4 Admiral, 5 Whip, 6 Design, 7 Baseless, 14 Leadership, 16 Awarding, 18 Optimist, 19 Streams, 21 Street, 23 Collar, 25 Bite

 

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