CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 Vo­cal I come to ac­cept as plain ma­te­rial (6) 4 The story goes I’m left out – what a sorry sit­u­a­tion re­sults (2,2,4) 9 You, Jane, who pitches to an­other girl, we hear (6) 10 Those who don’t ap­pre­ci­ate what’s done for them get in­volved in great sin (8) 12 Long to pos­sess part­ner in an­i­mal prac­tice? (5) 13 Favour Sam in or out of star group (4,5) 14 Red when six re­turn to mar­ket (7) 15 Send back side dish with­out tip – oh dear! (4) 19 and 21 Use as trans­port to buy the drinks (3,1,5,2) 24 Plant said to cause dam­age to roof, per­haps (5,4) 26 Sup­port with un­der­wear, given lim­its to choice (5) 27 Seller may pour very care­lessly (8) 28 French boy may dance conga around river (6) 29 Di an a’ s ve­hi­cle de­tec­tive stops us­ing (8) 30 Pon­ders, they say, fash­ion­able places to live (6)

DOWN

1 Give fe­line a groom in un­der­ground gallery (8) 2 Sold river­side seat by peo­ple on road re­ceiv­ing in­struc­tion (1-7) 3 Lose cat in sham­bles at shore (9) 5 North African coun­try to tour in a suit (7) 6 Oddly sick with strong drink taken in crush (5) 7 Wait for TV evening news to date (6) 8 Long­ing that’s dread­ful when op­po­nents take part (6) 11 and 20 Hang on, (he’s) merely a deputy (4,1,6) 16 A stupid fee for sketch (9) 17 Makes progress with court­ing ma­noeu­vres (8) 18 Burn­ing fiery fur­naces for de­struc­tion of sin­ner (8) 20 See 11 21 Scratch wom­an­iser(4) 22 Formed ... phased out (6) 23 Mul­ti­ples of two pints of min­eral called for (6) 25 Deem a nec­es­sary op­er­a­tion for fluid re­ten­tion in Amer­ica (5)

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