Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/07/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Standing trial prior to taking the seat offered (6,3,5)

9 Star of Christmas cartoon is now manipulated as far as content’s concerned (7)

10 Bad bowler possibly worth regarding when retired (7)

11 Make big strides _ not quite big enough to run away and get married (4)

12 Hairpiece an accessory needed in industrial English town (5)

13 Present high-performance car provided with interior (4)

16 Swear to bounder: “Over my dead body!” (7)

17 Journey undertaken with leading tonal composer (7)

19 Man in charge harboured ill-will (6)

22 Announce to have cleared out (7)

25 Puts down old songs (4)

26 Cruel waste of money (5)

27 A Gentile takes up ascetic discipline (4)

30 Representative takes nothing in payment for fertiliser (7)

31 Rite in a shambles leads to standstill (7)

32 Was wary of exclusive commitment to tartan, we hear, as background for coat of arms (6,3,5)

DOWN

1 Scholar finds quartz material used in medieval church (8)

2 Pedestrian robber to stand the bill for tablet (7)

3 CD, for example, of quiet uninhibited play (4)

4 Tearing up the plan of N African port (7)

5 Precise inclusion of transaction shown in passage from article (7)

6 Money recovered from depths of Australian lake (4)

7 Assist as author of ritual involving cattle? (2-5)

8 Verity gave last bit to another girl (5)

14 Steer clear of changing top when egg-shaped (5)

15 Devise plan to get child to put on headgear (5)

18 This ends in foot being put down after first letter gives help to pay lawyer (5,3)

20 Baby (small) turns out disastrous (7)

21 Deer put in jeopardy when broke out (7)

22 Muslim dancer puts introductions to esoteric scriptures on salver (7)

23 Missionary to stop ale being distributed (7)

24 The chosen people? The Spanish etc, possibly (5)

28 Policeman you initially tried to emulate (4)

29 Small piece of greenery originally found on meadow (4)

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