Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/02/14

03/02/14
03/02/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Counteracted old weapon in base (8)

5 Irish girl lost little time having to cross over (6)

10 Have understanding of sixth sense for home schooling (9)

11 Don’t start approach to place where match is played (5)

12 Girl took me back round for a flower (7)

13 Work up audience about discrimination (7)

14 Is nonchalant about getting a degree for composition, often played at night (8)

17 Upset fans turn back in chaos, commonly (5)

19 Come first with 40 in ancient Rome, we’re told (5)

21 Priest had little boy brought to life (8)

24 Firm support having a lot of spirit (7)

25 Son leads daughter astray in handicaps (7)

27 The French can follow classical language ... (5)

28 ... and can lead one round to old name for the country (9)

29 Take great steps showing the way to travel (6)

30 Committee, in short, pretended to be quite calm (8)

DOWN

1 Heartless gnome left 5 across before a long wedding (6)

2 Turner had left two articles behind (5)

3 Unsavoury old man involved in a racket (7)

4 Ancient priest had to take note of the ruling class (5)

6 Changes to one’s serve is arranged (7)

7 Badmouth one type of study a Greek took in (9)

8 Was quite busy, happening to get nearly complete ... (8)

9 ... and happening to be taking place on occasion (8)

15 At heart, agents had to respond to confrontation (9)

16 A first lieutenant took force out into the open air (8)

18 She led copper to the French strongman (8)

20 Found out about erudite poet coming back to study (7)

22 Finished close to boy at school (5,2)

23 A second light needed for territory, in the main (6)

25 Broadside aimed at Oval’s redevelopment (5)

26 Rows about nothing with two hands (5)