Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/01/2014

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 After prosperous time, state had to corner an area of economic strength (6,8)

9 At this time, the French need a national symbol (7)

10 Look to have one working as a settler (7)

11 The last retreat by a former Premier (4)

12 Besiege small hill with with marines, initially (5)

13 Appear to have left low-backed weaving machine (4)

16 Ran to see about new trap (7)

17 Odds on getting linen dressing after brace (6)

19 Force old string instruments into wind instruments (6)

22 Give some printed matter to Tom to imitate (7)

25 Look about for some traditional teachings (4)

26 It’s imperative that a girl takes a little time (5)

27 To head off 8 down must be dreadful (4)

30 Clash with serving boy, who may go berserk (7)

31 Must be left out , in order to slip up (7)

32 Although giving support to programme, it is running late (6,8)

DOWN

1 Made way, in the main, and increased speed (8)

2 Wastes time on rambles, yet sticks around (7)

3 Takes in some rather offbeat shows (4)

4 Letters drawn up to support stand (7)

5 One man left starts to sell goods from overseas (7)

6 It’s not satisfactory to take time-out at a corner (4)

7 If one made things up, have to capitulate (3,4)

8 To find ingrained dirt must be ghastly, at the end (5)

14 President takes steps to reach international agreements (5)

15 Incline to be cut off in the London area (5)

18 Having signed second letter, may take flight (8)

20 Upset 24 down, that’s a Western town (7)

21 Post has gratuity inside to pay for minister (7)

22 First-class girl in charge of masterpiece (7)

23 Copper took a bone round to an American reindeer (7)

24 Call to arms when a military force took over a US city (5)

28 Area of south-east Asia involved in globalisation (4)

29 To embrace a last chance could be massive (4)

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