Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 01/09/14

01/09/14
01/09/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 It’s regarded as unacceptable to be not working (3,2,5)

6 Have to drink some wine from a plastic cup (4)

10 Catches first little fish in an avalanche (9)

11 Hear a call to arms, according to marine (5)

12 Means to approach entrance by road (6)

13 Turn down, at first, but then transport a windfall (7)

15 It’s right to see coins distributed in a slump (9)

18 Rummage through one’s course-work (5)

19 In position to form 150 in front of a ship (5)

21 Take home 20 down by steamboat (3,6)

23 Break things up by using threats (7)

24 Struggle to engage in argument near Hastings (6)

27 Force a politician to take on the Spanish (5)

28 Was nice once, to get over new simplicity (9)

29 Demand to have someone educated (4)

30 Knocks over display featuring night club acts (10)

DOWN

1 Is working at empty library, nevertheless (4)

2 It’s a shot-in-the-arm to name one club (5)

3 Ties up three hands, after day of abstinence (7)

4 Manages to find one in the wreckage (5)

5 Have to proceed to new city without it in a crisis (9)

7 Drudgery involved, but it might suit some employment (9)

8 One man has to take the edge off extreme characters (10)

9 Criticise old man (and son) following endangered animals (6)

14 March in line on promenade, in sequence (10)

16 Is Puerto Rico capable of producing bitter fruit? (4-5)

17 I am not all there, but will not show any favouritism (9)

20 Decide to pay balance on land (6)

22 Criticises a tribute to an audience (7)

24 Prevent loved one getting a musical instrument (5)

25 Slow movement of violent orchestra (5)

26 Studies into sudden snow storms (4)