Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 02/08/2013

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Rate latte ad a fiasco when postponed (2,1,5,4)

9 Scottish historian who was clearly mad (7)

10 Painter parked vehicle in front of wall (3,4)

11 Object losing tail becomes skinny

(4)

12 Pellets for pests (5)

13 Make a grotesque face from a smiley one (4)

16 Struggle, storm, swelter (7)

17 Women’s clothes bring in method of catching animal (7)

18 Pie must get another push (7)

21 Sidecar I bought was able to accommodate American animal (7)

23 Shinto spirit is a friend to king (4)

24 Stroke a northern tree (5)

25 Credit computers in review (4)

28 That status was the front-runner was a cause of irritation (7)

29 Addle her wits - she will be indecisive (7)

30 Circus animal, perhaps, that’s very limited in scope (3-5,4)

DOWN

2 Tiny thing found on territory could destroy buildings (7)

3 Puts down songs (4)

4 A certain top athlete is nowhere (3,4)

5 Was furious about biblical text being desecrated (7)

6 Features of grasses apparent when stretches of grass are cut (4)

7 Heavenly fields Welsh girl discovered below cathedral (7)

8 Spread of goat and two veg? (6,6)

9 Vintage radio parts are second to none (4,8)

14 Nation, say (5)

15 Pitch covered during stay (5)

19 Mount me on western horse to fetch pepper (7)

20 A shrew’s not so hot (7)

21 Commander in chief embraces girl in definitive work (7)

22 Archaic duty of seed shown by next

(7)

26 Enemy left in ice (4)

27 Initial letters I speak properly? No (4)

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