Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 08/11/13

08/11/13
08/11/13
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Cliff to climb that may disturb expression (4,4)

5 Heard to stop order to bank (6)

9 Declaims furiously about llamas, etc (8)

10 Injure woman taking silver (6)

12 Buddhist tradition hit unfairly at highest point (6)

13 From two directions attempt to follow application (5)

16 Calls to mind foundress’s go-ahead package (6)

17 Possibly do the run straight towards the pole (3,5)

20 To have gone over it again, including the last, brought peace of mind (8)

21 One cat freaked out on solvent (6)

23 Bone up on island notes (5)

25 A plait, say, to wear down (6)

28 Hospital dragon changes lead, becoming caustic (6)

29 Rodent in the bedroom? Do a runner! (8)

30 Is this shed better stocked than garage? (6)

31 Vanity’s embrace of extreme epics is in chair (8)

DOWN

1 Shred religious instruction at church (4)

2 Play jazz with soloist, without any people around (4)

3 Bucky balls are more flush with half wind (9)

4 Fly from this side of the Atlantic, say, over a divine setting (6)

6 Putting initial effort in, have to push (5)

7 The new season begins in six hours (7,3)

8 Were my fragments laid on crusted end of grinding equipment? (5,5)

11 Heard to turn out pastry (5)

14 Cage-bird crossing first Farne island (5,5)

15 Stir one jam-pot with half of lard in room at the top (3,7)

18 Biblical character gets National Insurance number and retires with amount of money (9)

19 Next, a reunion with one from American West (5)

22 New bar for us is a shady place (6)

24 Girl’s destination changed from French river (5)

26 One of multiple birth gets college place (4)

27 In Paris I was gutted to meet oldest people of the book (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Beyond the pale, 10 Interpret, 11 Range, 12 Crewman, 13 Eases up, 14 Eating, 16 Stalwart, 18 Breather, 20 Effete, 23 Transit, 24 Barrage, 26 Liege, 27 Nos talgic, 28 Establishment.

Down: 2 Ettle, 3 Oarsman, 4 Daring, 5 Hitherto, 6 Perusal, 7 Landscape, 8 Pitched battle, 9 Keeps the peace, 15 Teenagers, 17 Sentinel, 19 Tessera, 21 Firearm, 22 Abuses, 25 Argon.