CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 Bird that’s seen to be in­creas­ing with first wild en­clo­sure (7) 5 Top-rank­ing moun­tain area (5) 11 A man told lies, had cor­rec­tion that’s novel (3,5,7) 12 Notes one’s taken on dry river bed (4) 13 Cache ap­pre­ci­ated partly be­cause in­ex­pen­sive (5) 14 It goes up and down like a vi­o­lin­ist (2-2) 17 Cause re­sent­ment when go­ing this with deep in­ter­ven­tion (6) 18 Protest pas­sion­ately about ob­server (7) 20 Com­man­der in chief in­tro­duces some­one name­less but ortho­dox (7) 22 Ob­scures sweet sorts (6) 24 Re­cu­per­ate af­ter head­ing off to top of ridge (4) 25 About to write about nut (5) 26 Search dili­gently, keep­ing com­pany with doc­tor (4) 29 Es­cape with wood­wind in­stru­ments in black boxes (6,9) 30 Flower worth £25 when sec­ond seed’s planted (5) 31 Hero-wor­ship grownup who got cut up in A&E (7)

DOWN

2 A fash­ion­able hair­style on view in the van (5,2,4,4) 3 Who’s given a com­mand to horse, which ... (4) 4 ... heed­ing man­age­ment, of­fered this an­swer? (7) 6 Gave credit for forty days (4) 7 Im­pul­sive, warm and with it (4,2,3,6) 8 Boils and per­spires with­out a sink (5) 9 Med­i­cal pro­ce­dures plunge me into lifethreat­en­ing dis­ease (6) 10 Vir­ginia wells up with Vic­to­rian faint­ing fit (7) 15 Disac­cus­toms from ear­lier habits of chil­dren (5) 16 Be ob­se­quious with lit­tle change dur­ing cur­rent 24 hours (5) 19 Cry as if to grotesquely lac­er­ate (7) 21 One may dec­o­rate a cock­tail but be­come happy af­ter a dif­fer­ent dou­ble (6) 22 Ad­verse crit­i­cism Sid­ney heard when droop­ing (7) 23 Bad-mouthing that up­set beaus (5) 27 Ob­ject with tail cut off is slim (4) 28 Please get off more than one moun­tain (4)

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