Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/07/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Read about Left having gone downhill (8)

5 Blows investments on blitzkriegs (6)

9 Political party favours badges showing support (8)

10 Spin on to the end, right away (6)

12 Established that green date is cultivated (9)

13 Location for audience to see a spectacle (5)

14 Refer to short musical work getting over lyrical (6)

17 Head off in the front line direction (5)

20 Helping to commission an artistic production (5)

21 Gaining ground in approach to revolution (6)

24 Did screw misrepresent crook on a whim? (5)

25 Certain to get new energy growing fruit (9)

28 A good number about to give one the cold shoulder (6)

29 Accept a tranquilliser if brought to a standstill, in the main (8)

30 Eastern warehouse may be remembered in history (6)

31 In France, she followed a minister, right after a merrymaker (8)

DOWN

1 Search around to find provisions, for a long time (6)

2 Fish with old skipper, initially, but it’s not working out (6)

3 May trespass into forbidden territory (5)

4 Put up before the court, in short (5)

6 Refuses to go second when below par (5,4)

7 Did a turncoat have to back down, taking a day? (8)

8 Old Escorts can be turned into motorised bikes (8)

11 Orders rewrites taking in some early copy (6)

15 Remove from office with deliberate hard line (9)

16 Take it back round, although quite exhausting (6)

18 Noticing the management of post, in good time (8)

19 Drew up plans for witness; indeed (8)

22 Melancholy girl’s sick across the Channel (6)

23 Offer to take some lace back to the German (6)

26 Make a fuss about losing top athlete in popular holiday destination (5)

27 Cast down by a fake, yet took a stand (5)