Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/04/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

01/04/14

01/04/14

1 Ancient civilization in which centaurs pranced about (8)

5 Lords, for example, embroiled in falsehood (6)

9 Playful repartee is not good for the elderly (8)

10 The sun is one continual comfort (6)

12 Attend _ and get lost (4,2)

13 Things put away (5)

16 The sound of an owl at church gets tick off on bird list (6)

17 It’s tyrannical to stop dice games (8)

20 Place to put idol when fantastically pleased to embrace source of truth (8)

21 Money talks when suffering (6)

23 Men behaving badly when dog’s behaving well (5)

25 Right away simultaneously (2,4)

28 Made a better job, perhaps, of colourful individual (6)

29 Pass I muse over in Roman theatre, where ... (8)

30 ... singer appeared in second half of both by general demand (6)

31 Make immediate transfer of reassigned tree plot (8)

DOWN

1 Island that has potential to be turned round (4)

2 Actor’s school reveals all denied adequate openings (4)

3 Punishments handed out for receivers of stolen goods not started (9)

4 Particular vocabularies or tags that are outlandish (6)

6 Chronic onset of intrusive “celebrities” (5)

7 Receiving a degree of marks on scale (10)

8 Investigate my concern _________ so what? (3,2, 1,4)

11 Possible cause of sore throat briefy stumped agent (5)

14 Shot Potter in desperate attempt to prevent things getting any worse (4,3,4)

15 Psychic underground worker flled with terrible fear (10)

18 Forbid professional to be a writer (9)

19 Dish that’s left out in re-run of Dallas (5)

22 Animal is shy to come back to earth (6)

24 Safe and sound initially on the beach (5)

26 Reminder portrayed in home movies (4)

27 Sacred syllable it follows to leave out (4)