Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 02/05/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

3 Run into celebrity by design (5)

8 Rejection of trade with Ulster (6)

9 Is discipline needed to train some whales? (6)

10 He cast about to find virtuous characters (6)

11 At one time, had enough small specimens (8)

12 and 29 Aim to win deserter back, at the front (6)

13 Start to bear mystic symbol to one oil-rich state (6)

14 Nevertheless, take new group, at first, to the service (8)

17 Skinflint allowed gorse to grow over the firm (7)

19 Does it make sense to strike before retreat? (3,4)

23 Freewheeling down to 27 across, in good order (8)

27 Have to give up ground, on line (6)

29 See 12 across

30 Shell of a small research institute is in the money (8)

31 Suggest everyone had to turn into an empty drive (6)

32 Runner took on club in a war of words (6)

33 Disestablish a tine church, on line (6)

34 Edge along a complicated slide (6)

Down

1 Made a connection with old number, after some time (6)

2 I’d point out something original, and reads about it (4,4)

3 Temporary task force in first grade (8)

4 Modified a long note to revolutionary (7)

5 Would European society point to freedom? (6)

6 Might he pass over different figures? (6)

7 Navy followed minister to maintain order (6)

13 Graduates in charge of radical primary (5)

15 and 18 Still in play at home (3,3)

16 Longing to dispense with article as promised (5)

18 See 15 down

20 Find a new position, for example (8)

21 I’d learn about hard, rigid approach (4,4)

22 Encourage principal to become an intellectual (7)

24 Spoke out on old local levy to spend, at the end (6)

25 Pretended to come before a new witch-doctor (6)

26 I’m taking a long time to create portraits (6)

28 In the end, heading off to arbitrate on degree, as prompted (6)

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