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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/10/2012

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Computer program, it’s put into wrappings (7,4)

9 Bring upon oneself without interest without debts (5)

10 One of the top people in the fashion industry! (11)

11 Wise to be navigating initially in lake (5)

12 Bound to be short of money (8)

14 Promising to be attractive! (8)

15 Weakness of a flirty eccentric (7)

17 One who stirs up public interest endlessly is excited when dealing with notes (7)

20 Acknowledging that no debts have been paid (8)

21 Unusually satirical, not about this man (8)

24 Position in situ seemingly (5)

25 Unsympathetic, certainly not soft-centred (4-7)

26 Lady shorter than usual (5)

27 Indicating we will be having good intentions (7,4)

DOWN

2 Be ready for a time-lag (5)

3 Mark upset a Fate (5)

4 Intermediary in confidentiality between you and me (8)

5 Lord, some say, in the act was deceived (7)

6 Intelligentsia are able to read and write stopping early, before one (8)

7 Violet among Canadians travelling round in northern Europe (11)

8 Gullible retailer? (11)

12 Getting up by oneself to produce flour (4-7)

13 Litter arose round shop (6,5)

16 Part of Hebridean island, village in Kent or London borough (8)

18 Remarkable allegiance engineer left of great Italian mathematician (8)

19 Daniel afterwards removed a gun from East African (7)

22 Cast finished as one might say (5)

23 Delia removed model (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Fairway, 5 Sloth, 11 A man’s best friend, 12 Glee, 13 Boson, 14 Barb, 17 Resume, 18 Topsoil, 20 Orleans, 22 Curate, 24 Flog, 25 Runny, 26 Vera, 29 Hard to starboard, 30 Using, 31 Crusade.

Down: 2 A farewell to arms, 3 Rasp, 4 Anemone, 6 Lard, 7 The fat of the land, 8 Taiga, 9 Utmost, 10 Oddball, 15 Sumac, 16 Spirit, 19 Loofahs, 21 Squash, 22 Centaur, 23 Yards, 27 Stun, 28 Ebbs.

 

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