CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - News Digest - ROS SHERARD

ACROSS

1 Daddy ex­tremely closely iden­ti­fied with pope’s of­fice (6) 4 Man’s flat spin prob­a­bly of Cen­tral Amer­i­can ori­gin (8) 9 More wicked given up to ex­pe­ri­ence again (6) 10 He’s rich, ter­ri­bly, and lands on feet, se­condly, with this English 8 (8) 12 Dou­ble 8? No, half fat (5) 13 The scan is spoilt by Scot­tish 8 (9) 14 Christ­mas books, per­haps, about pop­pies, sun­flow­ers etc (7) 15 It’s not ap­pli­ca­ble to laugh at Ja­panese port (4) 19 Brought up, hav­ing con­sumed strong Greek 8(4) 21 Au­tumn ac­count you orig­i­nally found to be de­cep­tive logic (7) 24 This 21 is al­most clear when seen from hor­i­zon­tal point of view (9) 26 Oblit­er­ate ages at the end (5) 27 Form posses ie with 8 from Bur­gundy (8) 28 Palomino? No, no! It’s turn­ing into fatty lump (6) 29 21 man­i­fest­ing enig­matic smile (4,4) 30 May be used for serv­ing 8, so dip in (6)

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1 8 Ital­ian maps near con­struc­tion (8) 2 Fa­ther of 4 at 21 (8) 3 Do a clever trick that’s 8 and 21 (9) 5 Prince of Wales motto dic­tated which die nas­tily (3,4) 6 Easter crush a hun­dred were in­volved in (5) 7 Fixed sodium I in­tro­duced (6) 8 Im­por­tant per­son may say this with a smile (6) 11 Idyl­lic es­cape stuffed with treats (4) 16 End­less suf­fer­ing with horse doc­tor in charge of first-class 21 (not Swiss 8) (9) 17 Am dragon when recre­ated at 21 (8) 18 Style of let­ter pro­duced with kind look (8) 20 Needed af­ter eat­ing too much 8? Also re­grets, we hear (7) 21 Place for chris­ten­ing 18 (4) 22 Loud cry for spe­cial sort of 8 (6) 23 Aban­don iso­lated fire­work (6) 25 Lease sup­ports im­age from top to toe (5)

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