Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 06/06/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Was grandson in charge at high speed? (10)

6 Odds on to return to the neighbourhood (4)

10 Must Coe turn up in uniform? (7)

11 Appears to carry out drink (5,2)

12 Top possessions could well be hats, for example (8)

13 Swindles troublemakers who lost power (5)

15 On schedule to register inventory (6)

17 Intimidate one mired in confusion (8)

19 Reduce speed, after a fashion (8)

21 Powerless to pay back pound, at the end (6)

24 New look for African currency (5)

25 Cadets upset about company being approached (8)

28 Waterproof paints given to the family (7)

29 Unattached runner managed to get a second (7)

30 Is subordinate faction still in consideration? (4)

31 Need a degree to take a chance on top-secret enterprises (10)

DOWN

1 Let go of loot. It’s in the bag (4)

2 Bills for those using the Royal Mail (7)

3 Revolution in the Cairo underground (5)

4 Started to work with Europe, in the end (6)

5 Did one get in retro designs from the sticks? (8)

7 Run out of time in transit (7)

8 Records attempts to create rich curtains (10)

9 Did celebrity pull rank? (7)

14 To have sorted menu out is marvellous (10)

16 Hearing of old German coins, keeps them in reserve (8)

18 It’s unnatural, forced to have worked night and day (8)

20 Trained doctor took on sick little boy (7)

22 Head boy allowed girl to talk nonsense (7)

23 To reject Europe can lead to difficulty (6)

26 Odds on old runner having time for recreation (5)

27 Minor planet starting to enter rings of Saturn (4)

Thursday’s puzzle

Across: 1 Attestation, 9 Repairing, 10 Habit, 11 Shed, 12 At a stretch, 14 Skin, 15 Fly-by-night, 19 Attendance, 20 Tyro, 21 Cider press, 23 Mien, 25 Relax, 27 In a pickle, 28 Cockaleekie.

Down: 1 Appreciated, 2 Trip, 3 Scintilla, 4 Angus, 5 Inherent, 6 Nib, 7 Irish Sea, 8 Etch, 13 Tiggywinkle, 16 Backstage, 17 Trounced, 18 Anorexic, 21 Cure, 22 Raita, 24 Sink, 26 Lac.