Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 11/08/15

11/08/15
11/08/15
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Tuesday’s puzzle

Across

11/08/15

11/08/15

1 US city famous for music that stirs its soul (2,5)

5 Use oars made with a new tee (5)

11 Serenity is said to include a person’s expression of displeasure (5,2,4,4)

12 Does she hear funeral toll? (4)

13 Hammer up Scottish hill (5)

14 Queen in short order sorted out merry old king (4)

17 Erotic laundry, they say (6)

18 He doesn’t give up DIY part in children’s book (7)

20 Has made a mess and is remorseful (7)

22 Play game about Spartan (6)

24 Permanent feature may be wobbly (4)

25 Reported to have been neutered with sharp-bladed tool (5)

26 Skilled at making lamb sleep regularly (4)

29 Head of school, taking computer studies with top youngsters, refers incorrectly to Wales (3,12)

30 Whispered remark said to be broadcast by leading elocutionist (5)

31 Immediate family reside in cosy home (7)

Down

2 As weeds proliferate, it becomes harder to see exactly what’s going on (3,4,8)

3 Accepted as inevitable not to open when due (4)

4 Babyhood seen as part of dream (7)

6 Cut top off breakfast food in industrial-scale oven (4)

7 A bird may favour pets tending to mass production (2,2,4,7)

8 Cuts back – makes yarn from scratch (5)

9 Puts on a performance arranging stance (6)

10 Take a break during road journey (7)

15 Hands friend some writing (5)

16 Get right into little bottle, being seen by millions on the internet (5)

19 Apes 28 with overtime score initially (7)

21 This girl had pen broken (6)

22 When crisis of ageing brings change of heart, she delivers (7)

23 Change colour to scarlet, supposedly the old version (5)

27 Goad you, we hear, out of being boastful (4)

28 Was Queen Catherine on equal footing with king? (4)