Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 07/10/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Did old imp start out with one country lover? (10)

8 It’s hard to sidestep to beat about the bush (5)

9 Let in the first spectator, at any rate (5)

10 At some stage, or point of time, full stop (6)

11 Harmonise with a good country dance, but fail to finish (5)

13 Will other people have an alternative explanation? (6)

14 Get some academic awards, in stages (7)

15 Don had to take over appropriate copy (6)

17 Boosted company with one boss, on paper (7)

20 Highlight party member as celebrity (7)

22 Hunter gets a cooling drink (6)

24 Is studying RE, at short notice, in good order (7)

26 Dances about to make one’s way up (6)

28 Sound calm, for instance, in artistic production (5)

30 Informer may spill the beans, with little hesitation (6)

31 Still stationary, so may be unconscious, starting in 3 down (5)

32 In time, have no more ill will (5)

33 Secure model dog for an old printer (10)

Down

1 It’s grand if all tap into A1 development (8)

2 Do business with some extra dealers (5)

3 Meanwhile, in season, get over one (7)

4 Record, in fact, a person’s performance (4)

5 Building inspector may have a general view on gold (8)

6 Plant growing on the southern border (5)

7 Glances pass-back to a little boy (5)

8 Saves up to get hard roads constructed (6)

12 Break bay window in the interval (6)

16 Ready to take note, at the end of a long seat (6)

18 Minimise the effect of being depressed by drama (8)

19 Read about top raptor, ending up with a bird of prey (8)

21 Turn in ransom, for example, to 29 down (6)

23 Aggressive military force captured French island (7)

24 After a first reading, one writer may bear fruit (5)

25 Would agent drop fellow performer? (5)

27 Still have time to take in another episode (5)

29 At liberty to iron out an empty robe (4)