Cryptic crossword - 06/08/15 The Scotsman

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Acknowledged a seal of approval by newspaper boss, as witnessed (10)

6 In West Africa, one little fellow became a street urchin (4)

10 Immigrants in 30 across arrive right inside 29 across (9)

11 Is eager to get into an Italian river, and get into the picture too (5)

12 In Cyprus, top gun had to catch a young swan (6)

13 Wanted for a long time to take on a young hooligan (7)

15 Turn by a smaller amount, with little energy, having no backbone (9)

18 Could Oriental lime produce a fragrant resin? (5)

19 Is very keen to get the first 6 across cut in half (2,3)

21 Try to measure up in an international sporting event (4,5)

23 Later on, that’s creating an artist’s studio (7)

24 Is there a large following in foreign parts (6)

27 A common expression of agreement, isn’t it (5)

28 Did a co-worker band together in syndicate? (9)

29 Programme broadcast from all directions (4)

30 Colony had to make recompense, as reconciliation (10)

DOWN

1 Is of sound mind when returning to New England (4)

2 Expression of dissent, not under any circumstances (2,3)

3 Castigate a trustee carrying little weight (7)

4 It’s obvious that some have to get from Dover to Calais (5)

5 Some writers will try first, and second (9)

7 Deck out the crew, at last, in some bright illumination ... (10)

8 ... and fight over old doll in some bright illumination (10)

9 When at university, gain some insight or understanding (6)

14 Have a rough guess at the position of a viewpoint (10)

16 Tipped off, so was able to get the low-down (2,3,4)

17 Made up a pretext for one to block things out (9)

20 After work, one consumed a drug inducing sleep (6)

22 For a vehicle to reverse through about four laps would be phenomenal (7)

24 Having a second group could be a blessing (5)

25 Is conscious of a vigil coming after (5)

26 Might a traffic mishap finally lead to depression? (4)