Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/02/14

06/02/14
06/02/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Is ready to change into legal tender (4)

3 Runs at speed, taking on first high-fliers (10)

10 It’s nonsense to use night light to make illicit spirit (9)

11 A drunkard may also be partial to Perrier water (5)

12 Told that I’ll be going down to the altar (5)

13 It’s hard to get garden groves to act as shelters (8)

15 Incentive for one to put me out on Sunday (7)

17 Have to make a single choice of implement, working at the end (4,3)

19 Old president pretended to be different (7)

21 It got one’s goat that class came first (7)

22 Uplift detailed friezes, we’re told, for large buildings (8)

24 Duck down that’s red all over (5)

27 Have to remove part of a leading article, arguably (5)

28 Let a live armament, initially, be blown up to cushion the blow (9)

29 Looked back to tip grass over constituent (10)

30 Go along with a top secret, unfortunately (4)

DOWN

1 Growing old main crops, by contrast (10)

2 Demonstrates the way to go into a ship (5)

4 Settles on a small square, originally (7)

5 Pore over dye to have medicine in sight (3-4)

6 Go through any operation, and keep it in proportion (5)

7 Grand stadium in the US for major sports event (9)

8 Order class to line up, in style (6)

9 Had a second defeat, so took back dangerous material (8)

14 Magnanimity shown by caretaker, up to a point (10)

16 Would one man have papered over one’s idle fancy? (4,5)

18 Start to think up design in draft (8)

20 Maintain decree, as a rule in broadcast (7)

21 Is about to work things out, with determination (7)

23 Meeting was in favour of it, with little hesitation (5)

25 Broad accent at a local area back on line (5)

26 Cliff is about to enter an empty sewer (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Daughter, 6 Renown, 9 Gillie, 10 Sisterly, 11 Pong, 12 Tatou, 13 Iron, 14 Flight of fancy, 17 Slept like a top, 20 Lisp, 22 Hertz, 24 Root, 25 Ambition, 26 Boffin, 27 Scrape, 28 Exaction.

Down: 2 A bit off, 3 Gelignite, 4 Theft, 5 Risotto, 6 Reshuffle, 7 Naevi, 8 Willowy, 15 Hitch-hike, 16 Net profit, 17 Seismic, 18 In range, 19 Proviso, 21 Prima, 23 Zebra.