Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/10/14

07/10/14
07/10/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

07/10/14

07/10/14

1 Talks vaguely about pancakes (7)

5 Brief exposure of female ship (5)

11 Othello is chief mover to one plot (3,4,2,6)

12 Rich supply of poetry presented to First Lady (4)

13 Pass on right to return to American university (5)

14 Lieutenant discovered Oddfellow hiding in attic (4)

17 At sea, perhaps, with a sum of petty cash (6)

18 Performance: clear it with organiser (7)

20 An acid measure from the Far East produces brain disorder (7)

22 Textile thread woven into briefs (6)

24 Comic bear doesn’t finish punch (4)

25 Police acted on behalf of church (5)

26 In charge of reflecting points of convergence (4)

29 See how lycra swimwear cleaves the air at incredible velocity (3,5,2,5)

30 Order to put original collection into revised version (5)

31 Lolita, perhaps, arranges pet hymn (7)

DOWN

2 A chief from countryside magazine is in the van (5,2,3,5)

3 Sell when left in confused state (4)

4 Serious feature home (7)

6 File out willingly (4)

7 Verbal accident would be easy to say if not quite so loud (4,2,3,6)

8 Tranquil way of making whisky (5)

9 Does romantic relationship matter? (6)

10 Shifting filter over earth initially makes it capable of promoting plant growth (7)

15 When catcalls bring ultimate hurt, look for let-up (5)

16 Crusts provided for strike-breakers (5)

19 Overturns ban on parts of small furry animals (7)

21 Delighted in fuss over revolutionary (6)

22 Performer in extremely funny workshop for production (7)

23 Searches through sister’s coverage of Financial Times (5)

27 Uncomfortable picture conceals heroic story (4)

28 Panic when leading final circuit (4)