Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/03/2014

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Incidentally it is not far from the road (2,3,3)

5 Robs another companion’s soup (6)

10 However it is used to tone down preceding statement (9)

11 Coach tour diverted going round square (5)

12 Give a subject a title perhaps (7)

13 Cut string found on parachute (7)

14 West African brutes moved by floating transport (5,3)

17 Nose muzzle (5)

19 About to lose a circuit (5)

21 In the finish eastern European with little energy is driven to work hard (8)

24 Her best formula used effervescent powder (7)

25 Syrup, clear liquid in no end of tea (7)

27 Spy getting at information inside (5)

28 Managing Director is lost at sea (9)

29 Going round the club (6)

30 Sal crept round like a ghost (8)

DOWN

1 and 2 Report about painting turning up in high-speed vehicle (6,5)

3 Part of Trent ebbed - in this city? (7)

4 A counterpart that is similar (5)

6 31 days work on sea-creature (7)

7 Subdued in manner of speaking (5,4)

8 The lady’s song said to include note on genetics (8)

9 Nothing nurse is preparing for mental illness (8)

15 This is the arcade for entertainment (9)

16 and 18 Something very pleasant one might have to go outside for (6,2,5,3)

20 One arguing about Bert, a revolutionary from in France first (7)

22 Bitter and sour racer bicycling section (7)

23 Kenneth, boy turning up in Cumbria (6)

25 Fool one leaving Belgian port (5)

26 Singe about one item of furniture (5)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: Spectator sport, Check up, Re-pumps, Ritz, Bobby, Jibe, Tensile, Thirst, Offing, Stephen, Oral, Houri, Frae, Cliques, Tandoor, Behind the wheel

Down: Security, Notch, Everton, Fragile, Take, Vivid, Glossed, Rarebit, Scratch, Pope, Miles, Snow, Remains, Hormone, Isles, Integral