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The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

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1 Sup­porter of favoured foot­ball team op­er­ates by hand (8) 5 Can it be be­lieved? Los­ing a quar­ter, I’ll eat my hat if it’s this! (6) 9 Gains may be built up in places for ex­er­cise (8) 10 Bet­ter he takes a boat on the river (6) 12 Part of fire at which to warm limbs, per­haps, but not head (6) 13 Road charges al­ter du­pli­ca­tion of trade in­stru­ments (5) 16 House that’s more an­cient than one in cur­rent pos­ses­sion (6) 17 This poem’s about the Devil (8) 20 These are fa­mous for be­ing short-lived _ Theresa has to leave quickly (8) 21 He gives out ex­tract from Paris Sue re­quested (6) 23 Nordic leader re­turned, bring­ing Span­ish hero (2,3) 25 Dou­ble page to spell, then speak aloud (6) 28 An­tide­pres­sant pre­scribed when lit­er­a­ture’ s an­nounced on uni­ver­sity web­site? (6) 29 Girl who has a lad line-up (8) 30 Plough­man used to steer boat (6) 31 Ac­cu­sa­tions of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour sur­round­ing es­tab­lish­ment of heatre­sis­tant ma­te­rial (8)

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1 Wise men en­list scholar and sol­dier (4) 2 Count with­out hes­i­ta­tion till los­ing all feel­ing (4) 3 Warn­ing de­vice is all-mar­ble cre­ation (5,4) 4 French depart­ment in which to loi­ter care­lessly (6) 6 Be un­cer­tain _ but do it any­way (5) 7 Loses nerve about what we used to put for milk­man (7,3) 8 The aris­toc­racy woo Kens­ing­ton dis­trict (5,5) 11 Not hav­ing the cor­rect an­gle like botanic gar­dens (5) 14 Jerry: MP both care about (10) 15 Dis­guise emo­tions, we hear, at kinder­garten (10) 18 Both our thanks are in­cluded for re­sponse to al­ler­gen (9) 19 Iron a shirt that’s stripped out for ban­quet (5) 22 Hearts, say, played on in churches (6) 24 Die for an in­ges­tion of this steak? (5) 26 and 27 Apart­ment lim­its head­gear sym­bolic of work­ing men (4,4)

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