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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/01/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Was he crazy to take two different drugs? (8)

9 Judgment displayed by a copper taking on workers (6)

10 Was Burke upset by the last line of censure? (6)

11 Attractive spell, taking on an open fabric (8)

12 Prototype left out view design, in theory (4)

13 Pass round little girl’s eulogy, at the end (10)

15 Arrived by chance at legendary court (7)

17 A very old rogue gathered old fruit (7)

20 Is unappreciative of flying true UN flag (10)

22 Approach tenor with a detailed outline (4)

24 Would a shopper have a duty to pay before the final run? (8)

26 Have the potential to be a star, in old money (6)

27 Was frightened to look after others in an empty shed (6)

28 I’d one ton delivered in the middle of the day (8)

DOWN

1 Might France end up with only one ally? (6)

2 A container could hold some copper, to be exact (8)

3 Dares to spout about exhibits (7,3)

4 Object to me coming back with one’s last case (7)

5 Did criminals have to leave Scottish company? (4)

6 Put excellent drink before the queen bee, at first (6)

7 Acted as go-between, having focused on time-out (8)

14 While on tour, get live broadcast of uprising (10)

16 Declare that a new name will carry little weight (8)

18 Developed perfect finish, on the whole (8)

19 Hurt the feelings of a female, in advance (7)

21 Have to pay back proceeds from harvest (6)

23 Is due to end up having to strip (6)

25 Wrote in to form a decision (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Keep watch, 9 Bodega, 10 Dispirit, 11 On hand, 12 Clayey, 14 Ecce, 15 Agony, 16 Column, 18 Arcadia, 21 Croydon, 24 Dental, 26 Plate, 30 Pact, 31 Sonnet, 32 Chippy, 33 Marginal, 34 Plural, 35 Small talk.

Down: 2 Evilly, 3 Papaya, 4 Arroyo, 5 Cat’s-eye, 6 Borneo, 7 Devalued, 8 Gardening, 11 Occur, 13 Egad, 17 Landscape, 19 Continue, 20 Islay, 22 Otto, 23 Optimum, 25 Appeal, 27 Astral, 28 Enlist, 29 Recall.

 

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