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The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 Re­main ruler of au­di­ence when putting on money (7) 5 Fa­ther’s given thanks for spaghetti, say (5) 11 Emo­tional warmth pro­vided with ma­jor surgery when note sends alarm (4-11) 12 Fish club cen­tre (4) 13 and 14 Alert ex­cited male get­ting take­away (5,4) 17 Ra­tion union re­ceived dur­ing sort of strike (3-3) 18 How sports pro­gramme may go to last longer (7) 20 Baker takes up vo­ca­tion as cleric in Scot­tish re­gion (7) 22 Spreads out, says “please” briefly as in­tro­duc­tion (6) 24 End Aus­tralia turned back in (4) 25 Hold tight when left in tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion (5) 26 Ini­tially rel­ish em­ploy­ment of artful dodge (4) 29 A line of our minds pans out in time and space (4-11) 30 An­noys five for­mer part­ners (5) 31 Head park war­den is dis­turbed be­fore sun­rise (7)

DOWN

2 Out­size num­ber seen to fol­low the mill worker (3,6,6) 3 Heard to be as black as eye make-up (4) 4 Most el­e­gant a chal­lenge given af­ter half done (7) 6 Help an opera (4) 7 Auld Nick may un­der­stand the lesser of two evils (3,5,3,4) 8 Lad goes to church to meet English com­poser (5) 9 Boss ten in artis­tic set­ting (6) 10 Sta­pler re­quired to re­assem­ble hymn­book (7) 15 Does par­son get into drugs? (5) 16 Track with sin­is­ter de­sign, per­haps, and ini­ti­ate sin­is­ter con­ver­sa­tion (5) 19 Some loud­ness was not in very good taste (1,3,3) 21 A novice found in some sit­u­a­tion with se­duc­tive woman (6) 22 Dis­cus­sion group is pro­duc­tive at start, mov­ing from left to right (7) 23 Tales spread about elec­tric ve­hi­cle (5) 27 Lazy and sunk in placid lethargy (4) 28 Feigned ev­ery odd dis­cov­ery (4)

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