Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman - 14/01/14

Wednesday’s puzzle

Wednesday's puzzle.
Wednesday's puzzle.

Across

1 Despite mental confusion has sudden inspiration (10)

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6 Many a politician to stay in temporary accommodation (4)

10 Mushrooms give pleasure to American soldier (5)

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11 Nervously excited while bathing? (2,1,6)

12 Had a teasing desire – then 
scratched? (6)

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13 Puts one’s foot down on one of the family (7)

15 Disposition of Nathan by the river (6)

16 and 28 Angry and wanting to loosen one’s tie? (3,5,3,6)

19 Business on River Test (8)

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21 Tea for two dance (3-3)

24 One in twisted centre of the 
intestines (7)

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26 String of invective, read it out (6)

28 See 16

29 Tidy hospital in South Wales (5)

30 Legume, endive, eggplant, kale initially or another vegetable (4)

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31 Prepare for action with data they’re distributing (2,3,5)

DOWN

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1 Skin colour (4)

2 Date Anton arranged and provided notes for (9)

3, 22 and 25 Of no consequence elsewhere (7,4,3,5)

4 Valve editor cracked (6)

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5 Howard so excited touring performers (8)

7 Musketeer’s mount (5)

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8 Airborne soldier left girl inside who was strange (10)

9 One time dandy went round boat (6)

14 Expense incurred casually? (10)

17 Do take a copper weight first in play (9)

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18 Two allowed personal ornament (8)

20 Service talk (6)

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22 See 3

23 Stiffener used in Star Chamber (6)

25 See 3

27 For what reason do we include fifth-rate milky residue? (4)

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:

~ATISHOO~CLOTH~

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B~H~T~F~B~I~R~T

OVERANDDONEWITH

T~O~R~A~Y~D~N~R

HALE~AVIAN~LIVE

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Y~D~R~I~R~B~T~A

~SPREAD~SCARRED

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S~R~A~~~~~N~O~S

THERMOS~CRAFTY~

I~T~S~T~L~L~O~U

REEK~YUKON~PLAN

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R~N~D~P~S~C~U~I

UNDERCOVERAGENT

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P~E~O~R~S~S~N~Y

~DRAPE~STEELED~