The Scotsman

CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

- ROS SHERARD Elizabeth II · Carthage

ACROSS

1 US cor­po­ral nearly gets surgery for dis­obe­di­ence (3-11)

9 Bar­rel one may bring to Pon­tiff ’s place (7)

10 An­gle to look at lens (7)

11 Sunken swamp I found in desert (4)

12 Writ­ing given back to lux­ury re­sort with contractin­g move­ment (5)

13 Queen of Carthage achieved noth­ing (4)

16 Ab­so­lutely child-friendly (7)

17 Cor­rup­tion has ini­tially given knock­out to painter (6)

19 Read-in or­gan­ised for when it was wet (6)

22 Part of church where first les­son fol­lows for­tune (7)

25 Be­ing against in­sect one found (4)

26 Where film loops round (5)

27 Sound of thun­der ush­ers in pe­riod of pros­per­ity (4)

30 Make a thing of be­ing caught in­side and put to rights (7)

31 One of two’s held in sack at swing door (7)

32 We heard star rep worked to get the ben­e­fits

he de­served (4,3,7)

DOWN

1 Steer a course through scan­dal in­volv­ing al­leged en­gi­neer­ing labour­ers? (8)

2 Miss­ing key­board func­tion on com­puter? By no means (3,1,3)

3 Sensation doesn’t be­gin with pain sig­nal (4)

4 Pony pal ran in bril­liant dis­play (7)

5 He’s un­will­ing to give ref­er­ence to em­ployer (7)

6 Turnover quiet? Don’t talk non­sense! (4)

7 No­bel is keen to sup­ply sec­tion of mon­u­ment (7)

8 Saw nine peo­ple play­ing stand-up (5)

14 Throw lit­tle goose that’s lost its go (5)

15 An­i­mal that can bounce up while eat­ing ap­ple (5)

18 They could be used in ar­rows for game plus play (8)

20 Writ­ten piece com­posed for recital (7)

21 Pithy CD made about al­tar­piece paint­ing (7)

22 Uses sa­loon for birds as lever (7)

23 Bishop’s staff more com­fort­able when orig­i­nal rite’s dis­pensed with (7)

24 Lo­cal landowner gets fat eat­ing orig­i­nal ice­cream (5)

28 Favour lead­ing leg in much pain (4) 29 Wot’s up in pack? (4)

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