Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 10/10/13

10/10/13
10/10/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 I printed out terms in English, initially, but got it all wrong (14)

9 Crew have to go to sea, or sink at the start (7)

10 Is deteriorating, but will manage to get one in first grade (7)

11 Help accomplice, even if it’s a gamble (4)

12 Was Turkish commander in a victory, once more? (5)

13 Endorse 19 across, if a pound is spent (4)

16 Even if the Dee runs out it continues to exist (7)

17 Start with great scope to build a large farmhouse (6)

19 Underwrite a long password as important (6)

22 As 21 down tailed off the top ten, it could be the greatest (7)

25 Tarnish America captured by the Right (4)

26 Brings in first-day covers, the worse for wear (5)

27 Movement for teacher to have little time in prison (4)

30 Crop due to be gathered up in harvest (7)

31 Ill-fated 21 across (7)

32 Would hard-worker run into venues in protests? (14)

DOWN

1 Shopping for jam (or pickle) could take a long time (8)

2 Broadcast, with caution, ministerial allowance (7)

3 Booking up, dropping big cubbyhole (4)

4 Standards displayed by junior officers at one time (7)

5 Leave in good order after breaking up (7)

6 May appear to return to wrongdoing (4)

7 I’d get in composition for revision (7)

8 Struggle to take a shot at US city (5)

14 Welsh boy led first girl into a faux pas (5)

15 Stay behind with old sailor on line (5)

18 Draws booklet in a back street (8)

20 May be approaching popular supermarket (2,5)

21 Generosity displayed by comprehensive vessel (7)

22 Head off poor wretch in an open boat (7)

23 Use up some of the meat in town (3,4)

24 Cast around for some great work, at the end (5)

28 Leading light upset dramatic old board game (4)

29 Is ready, over time, to restore deletion in print (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Positive, 5 Far-off, 9 Poundage, 10 Butler, 11 Unctuous, 13 Elijah, 14 Rug, 16 Unison, 19 Carping, 20 Amazon, 21 Ure, 26 Deface, 27 Textbook, 28 Doomed, 29 Biathlon, 30 Prefer, 31 By the way.

Down: 1 Popgun, 2 Sluice, 3 Tedium, 4 Vigour, 6 Aqualung, 7 Only just, 8 Forehand, 12 Support, 15 Van, 16 Una, 17 Padded up, 18 Calf-love, 19 Concrete, 22 Eerily, 23 Stitch, 24 Follow, 25 Skinny.