CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

The Scotsman - - News Digest - DEREK ALLEN

ACROSS 1 Easy dance (8) 5 Aim to ex­press dis­ap­proval (6) 9 Roughly at odds? (8) 10 5 across of pur­suit found in open ex­ca­va­tion (6) 11 One from Bel­gian city, a vas­sal (8) 13 No shout of pain from how­itzer, dan­ger­ous in­stru­ment (6) 14 Num­ber nine or noth­ing (3) 16 Old Penny’s sure to be con­fused in­side by re­straint (6) 19 Show clearly a bleary mix­ture (3,4) 20 Pole felt un­well pinned down (6) 21 Most of the money is for sport (3) 26 Carry out task for nearly sa­ti­ated fel­low I left (6) 27 Ital­ian fam­ily hav­ing most of new drug (8) 28 One des­tined to flour­ish (6) 29 Does it pro­tect from vil­i­fi­ca­tion thrown at one? (8) 30 Loathing com­i­cal red hat (6) 31 It re­trieves the con­ti­nen­tal lift­ing gear be­fore switch is re­turned (8) DOWN 1 Both join up (6) 2 One re­tain­ing crick­eter? (6) 3 Small sausage from Vi­enna about to be re­jected (6) 4 Lady started lin­ger­ing with one bro­ken nail (6) 6 Some gad­about I ques­tioned about shop (8) 7 Soil that is right to be less re­fined (8) 8 Wry Scots at sixes and sev­ens at zoo in Le­ices­ter­shire (8) 12 North­ern Ire­land sash hes­i­tantly placed on el­e­ment (7) 15 It is no good hav­ing fish on the way up (3) 16 Thirsty pro­hi­bi­tion­ist (3) 17 How bright idea might come to one (2,1,5) 18 Keep on top (4-4) 19 Com­ing from Nene, lice need clemency! (8) 22 Un­able to re­pro­duce a lit­tle cloudi­ness (6) 23 Australian ar­chae­ol­o­gist (6) 24 Re­lieve grad­u­ate, un­qual­i­fied per­son in­side who is vul­gar (6) 25 Del­i­cate of­fer for­mally made (6)

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