Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/05/15

11/05/15
11/05/15
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Runner-up had to graduate next although he’s mediocre (6-4)

6 Is determined to have company through a stable partnership (4)

10 Kit out new liner, in order to make a connection (9)

11 Understood it’s common sense to embrace one (5)

12 Prefer to make up one’s mind to be in favour (6)

13 The whole band, say, had to run off first with brisk movement (7)

15 Old local tax I have to regard as too much (9)

18 Nevertheless, to this day, stable was 8 down (5)

19 Could old tin hold the last cookie, in the main? (5)

21 Requests applications for more than one 1 down (9)

23 Did Dundee United, initially, end up in a city down under? (7)

24 Small record goes before a new catch phrase (6)

27 Some, on the other hand, espied on the range (5)

28 Take off caricature as a form of flattery (9)

29 Was he a fool to perform at empty place? (4)

30 Had to meet on ranges in order to seal contracts (10)

DOWN

1 Follow the crowd in uniform to get along (4)

2 Understand link with trophy could be a trap (5)

3 Was on tenterhooks over sun-up (7)

4 Establish institute to stir things up, in advance (5)

5 May have to sit down after a successful campaign (4,1,4)

7 Noticing nothing about travelling under an assumed name (9)

8 Still has no proposals to put forward to delegates (10)

9 At first sight, rattled on about close pursuit on Sunday (6)

14 Used to give support to crew member (6-4)

16 Having swept the board, made large profits (7,2)

17 Threatening leading man when he’s hanging fire (9)

20 With industry losing track, in a way, he had nothing on (6)

22 Had a point, so prepared to fire (4,3)

24 Forger failed to finish the last pound (5)

25 Stranger than fiction in a name (5)

26 Have some responsibility for working with America (4)