Quick Crossword - The Scotsman 14/04/13

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Sunday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Not prepared to wait for naughty child in Tate building (9)

8 See 5 Down

9 & 19 Down Happy event – first couple in hospital room are excited (4,3,4)

11 Record has it, alternatively turning around Government minister (6)

12 Cross out two points? Certainly uses a blue pencil (7)

13 It relates to York in the borough archives (4)

14 A game to attract gregarious leaders (3)

17 The Greatest in real international encounters? (3)

18 It comes back to some members of the chorus line (4)

21 Pass on the Spanish rank (7)

23 Lives at end of Highland spring – to the South (6)

24 Very old article on one infiltrating foreign money (7)

25 See 5 Down

26 No more than those things sandwiched by crumbling toast (2,3,4)

Down

2 I shift round “Side Effects”, for instance (5)

3 Bill and Jonathan find a type of clue (6)

4 She’s captivated by the life of the Venerable Bede (3)

5, 8 Across & 25 Across Explanation might start with this, but sadly, a gent blathers, yeah! (7,5,1,4)

6 Where to find Desperate Dan or an artist? (7)

7 It’s necessary to make sense before turning tail (9)

10 Jazz singer’s detailed instrument (4)

12 Felix turned fat, do you think? Well, it could hold a large mass (9)

15 Rank information with real difficulty (7)

16 A club otherwise immersed in tea (7)

19 See 9 Across

20 Speakers here quietly incur hatred! (6)

22 Reportedly makes a living from these fliers (5)

24 Appropriate to come back among the highest pay bracket (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Across 1, Gold medal. 8 & 19 Down, Usain Bolt. 9, Mo Farah. 11, Circle. 12, Arsenal. 13, Left. 14, Lar. 17, Too. 18, Upon. 21, Novices. 23, Gripes. 24, Athlone. 25, Ochre. 26, Interpose

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Down 2, Odour. 3, Dealer. 4, D’oh. 5, Lucifer. 6, Walcott. 7, Ancestors. 10, Arab. 12, Adlington. 15, Rudisha. 16, Lorelei. 19, See 8 Across. 20, Fillip. 22, Ennis. 24, Ant.

Last week’s winner was K McMaster of Clydebank. The runners-up were C McKenzie of Stewarton and P Cromar of Fochabers.

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