CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - DEREK ALLEN

ACROSS 1 Sup­port plat­form be­hind the scenes (9) 6 Must broad­cast oaths (3,2) 9 Do what is im­pos­si­ble, make one shape out of an­other (6,3,6) 10 Slo­gan of many a Turk (5) 11 Se­nior in a board­ing house? (9) 12 Con­firm noth­ing was miss­ing from aw­ful fe­roc­ity (7) 13 Lady did not start at Greek city (7) 15 Worker and I record brief math­e­mat­i­cal term (7) 17 A politi­cian in shed hav­ing fish (7) 18 Kick-off be­fore one with the French teddy, one found in Aus­tralia (5,4) 20 PVC Vince left whilst go­ing round yard (5) 22 Take the most di­rect way to Ro­ma­nia with beef and leek stew (4,1,7,3) 23 An old sort of swelling (5) 24 Tor­tured ro­dent met dis­as­ter (9)

DOWN 1 Bimbo’s omit­ted part, part of body (5) 2 Re­versed the charges (7-8) 3 Mis­lead­ingly a tai­lor’s right to be in­cluded, it is to do with him (9) 4 Stiff ex­am­i­na­tion (7) 5 Tri­an­gle that is never-end­ing (7) 6 One in cap, one in Car­ib­bean repub­lic (5) 7 Ad­van­tage of be­ing un­well (8,7) 8 Some dis­cover re­ac­tion and be­come emo­tional (9) 12 Bur­glar or jester? (9) 14 Even Clare was per­plexed by the con­nec­tion (9) 16 Most dis­mal Greek fea­ture over the way (7) 17 Run­ner ruled out within hour (7) 19 Be of use to one trapped in vol­canic rock get­ting up (5) 21 Went first round an­cient city one had been at­tracted to (5)

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