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The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 He’s in charge of ar­range­ments at scrape on main road (7) 5 Not very much sense ini­tially in say­ing it’s im­pos­si­ble (5) 11 Unceas­ing for 31 days per­haps _ it all adds up (6-4,5) 12 and 13 Fever seer un­folds in rhyme­less po­etry (4,5) 14 Home­work turns up the one who com­mit­ted the crime (4) 17 Hygienic cloth­ing worn in prison? (6) 18 Make good use of waste on sol­diers’ ride (7) 20 San wings get re­designed with pro­tec­tion from the weather (7) 22 French are behind con­cern­ing wine con­tainer (6) 24 and 25 Reck­lessly went a pony when re­ally dirt-cheap (3-1-5) 26 Pol­lut­ing ma­te­rial com­pany no longer used to make white wine (4) 29 Prim­i­tive sects have right to be in­tro­duced to some ba­sic arith­metic (6,9) 30 First sharp shoot­ers go back to cosy bars (5) 31 It’s the fash­ion to take notes af­ter Amer­i­can bat­tle (1,2,4)

DOWN

2 Is Dar­win’s book about peo­ple go­ing to the dogs? (3,7,2,3) 3 Pours wa­ter on part of man at 1 in reprisal (4) 4 Beams at start­ing rice pud­ding (7) 6 Busi­ness set lim­its to ex­pense (4) 7 Al­ways on good terms so long as not hav­ing to do cur­rent task (5,1,5,4) 8 Sup­port per­son­nel (5) 9 Use rig to cre­ate Hal­lowe’en character (6) 10 Pic­tured as lost tem­per (7) 15 Cheer­ful way to ad­dress a boy, it’s said (5) 16 A cone is thrown into sea (5) 19 Cross about set meal (7) 21 Frighten away when put on train, per­haps (3,3) 22 Pi­geon is en­gulfed by in­fant ail­ment (7) 23 Scot­tish girl brought up and left in an­other con­ti­nent (5) 27 Thrash liv­ing old girl (4) 28 Staunch stalk (4)

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