CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS 1 Half-hearted fight­ing that’s cost-con­scious (7) 5 Throws up when tak­ing a seat on board (5) 11 Dif­fi­cult mo­ment in ma­gi­cian’s job? (6,9) 12 Unin­spir­ing apart­ment (4) 13 Un­ac­cept­able, which­ever way you look at it (3,2) 14 Warn­ing re sink­ing of an­i­mated fish (4) 17 Feel bit­ter at trees be­ing moved around end of gar­den (6) 18 Throw weight about skill in pro­duc­ing food that’s raw (7) 20 Rome’s up in dis­ar­ray at rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Brussels (4-3) 22 Jor­dan is home to res­i­dent of an­other coun­try (6) 24 One sort of hat I put on to make into an­other (4) 25 Pro­ce­dure Ed­ward chose (5) 26 Ini­tially ready with em­ploy­ment of strat­a­gem (4) 29 De­clin­ing re­tail cus­tom gives prompt to fi­nal time in the sun (5,7,3) 30 Farm build­ings sit­u­ated near start of res­i­den­tial area (5) 31 On­line swine col­lects sin­gle fol­low er (7)

DOWN 2 Char­ac­ter­is­tic of sol­dier to have his own things (7,8) 3 Lean­ing over gar­den tool (4) 4 Dis­cover that York­shire speaker has some knowl­edge (4,3) 6 Hand over cash with first look in at drama (4) 7 Mess made when burst in with what colonists sup­pos­edly car­ried (5,4,6) 8 Teach­ers’ sup­port (5) 9 As a max­i­mum in the usual event (2,4) 10 Ken void trans­ac­tion when called upon (7) 15 Se­lects matches for hair­styles (5) 16 Mate of­fer­ing shoul­der to cry on (5) 19 Is fu­ri­ous to be­come aware of ar­ti­cle on the Sab­bath (7) 21 Please cre­ate tree like ma­hogany (6) 22 Su­per de­tec­tive sergeant clev­erly to as­sume dis­guise (5,2) 23 End­less Yan­kee machi­na­tions in African coun­try (5) 27 Kind to use a key­board (4) 28 Catch last man in droop (4)

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