CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Scottish Daily Mail - - Puzzles & Prizes -

ACROSS

1 Like Cru­soe, ac­tors ar­rive at a method (8) 5 A priest in hut is given form (6) 9 Oc­ca­sion­ally switch po­si­tions (2,3,3) 10 Head­line or hair­line? (6) 12 A lit­tle cash is dis­patched, so I hear (4) 13 Air­port staff in­creased to in­clude en­tire clubs (6,4) 15 Mule, say, fast one, rubbed the wrong way (5,2,6) 19 Topic of ‘Das Kap­i­tal’? Pupils find it hard (5,8) 23 Church in stew with an­other one? What a far­rago! (10) 25 Re­main a sup­porter (4) 28 They move about on sur­face of sea and un­der it (1-5) 29 Bad habit by learner run­ning sport­ing event (8) 30 Like one in cathe­dral city with no prob­lems (6) 31 Card game’s very com­pet­i­tive still (8)

DOWN

1 Pick dessert that’s less cold (6) 2 Land in health re­sort, swap­ping places (5) 3 Dis­ease said to be un­der­go­ing mu­ta­tion (4) 4 A top de­gree in­volves time ini­tially (2,5) 6 Chase dog (5) 7 Slice drive, tack­ling golf game (9) 8 When yachts go faster, re­lax af­ter chang­ing po­si­tions (8) 11 Rac­ing nuts, say, go round without one (4) 14 Large 15 Across girl (4) 15 Very at­trac­tive boats EU re­peat­edly or­dered (9) 16 Pro­pel­ler that may catch a crab (3) 17 Drive group of be­grudgers head­ing north (4) 18 He and I go up across cold river, find­ing old freezer (8) 20 Com­mu­nist’s wrong to stand up (4) 21 Work, tak­ing top off oint­ment (7) 22 Young swim­mer’s a seal, by the sound of it (6) 24 Fash­ion­able ar­ti­cle in 2, 25 here (5) 26 Tip first of hu­mid soil (5) 27 Ob­struct small spin­ner (4)

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