December 2012 Crossword – CRYPTIC CLUES

CRYPTIC CLUES FOR CRYPTIDS CROSSWORD!

ACROSS:

1. Take out centre of trousers for country [2]

4. Spanish Eldorado has information that is retained[4]

9. Change purse for pension plan [5]

12. A pocket for phosphorous (with a cry of pain) [5]

13. To feel without note is fishy [3]

14. Parasites, less 50 are frozen [3]

15. Monthly return for vegetable [3]

17. Illegal occupation in mixed up cash for this creature [9]

18. Put King into low value piece? Don’t come the raw [5]

19. Try everything to contain grass [3]

21. Calcium and phosphorous combine to provide covering [3]

22. A bread roll with twitch: Pommy term for Aussie aristocracy [6]

24. Religious instruction on Overland Telegraph makes a blue [4]

25. Will stir soup for work [4]

26. This suits snipers [5]

27. See 40 Across

28. Take Kelly back for study [3]

29. Political party for the high ground [3]

32. Has significant vertical elevation. It sounds like a greeting [4]

35. Upset coin run to place it on Coat of Arms [7]

37. Forward Observer and  Chief Instructor; it all comes together [4]

38. Broken cane gives skin disease [4]

40. and 27 Across Cause ursine downfall (Two Words: [4], [4])

41. Direction steam ship that is to find her [6]

42. Fireplace shelf with binary digit found in Middle Earth [6]

43. William lacking a direction for writing [3]

DOWN:

1. Circuit breaker without starter – for employment [3]

2. Property of Susan lacks possessive case, leads to legal action [4]

3. British Corps in intelligence assessment in Mesopotamia [4]

5. Extended play on intercom – a long story [4]

6. and 36 Down and 16 Down: Scoreless month disturbed Scottish   myth (Three words, [4], [4], [7])

7. Sounds like morning moisture should be here [3]

8. Line yacht disrupted: missing from Tasmania[9]

10. Salty pup can be monotremic [8]

11. Watch out when it wakes (Wyndham) [6]

16. See 6 Down

19. Even taken aback for a knock [3]

20. Phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil [5]

21. Loch Catena contains ancient fish [10]

23. Soup on menu has preposition [4]

26. Creature into dye tie is a bit strange. They are usually naked [4]

27. Over-dimensional imperial unit for limb extremity [7]

30. Spun around word plays [4]

31. A bloke in women’s clothes, not off, makes a fearsome sight [6]

33. Leaves a bitter taste [3]

34. Hen did move cryptically to get out of sight [6]

36. See 6 Down

39. Politically corrected ad [2]

40. Beginner, with time, can give amount payable [4]

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