Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 13/02/14

13/02/14
13/02/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 To be safe, when losing energy, one fastens bonds (10)

6 Is about to take old man into a deep sleep (4)

10 Head off to Run quite alert, though in the dark (7)

11 On track to accept a new performance (7)

12 Managed to tie score in a mysterious way (8)

13 Remained, we’re told, quite thoughtful (5)

15 Formula for cooking means having a prescription (6)

17 Intend to shoot back, in the interval (8)

19 If girl’s getting the middle of 22 down, it could be a catastrophe (8)

21 Would charter authorise safe-conduct? (6)

24 Draw near, taking head boy into a deep valley (5)

25 Some significance in return to profit (8)

28 Establish oneself in practice (7)

29 Source of fuel could provide instruction to garage mechanics (3-4)

30 Are broadcast reports all sewn up? (4)

31 Bags a barrister before taking on lawsuits (5-5)

DOWN

1 One’s vital spirit sounds unique (4)

2 At first, coach girl in charge of great work (7)

3 Respond to some rare acting talent (5)

4 People in general may have alternative hypothesis (6)

5 In the end, resistance by one revolutionary, was appreciated (8)

7 Am I after old gear from folding paper? (7)

8 Make alterations to shifts in exchanges (10)

9 Can one use new arrangement in trial? (8)

14 Putting together display for a theatrical performance (10)

16 Might a spectator ignore events, with some hesitation? (6-2)

18 Have to sign on for score card to make an impression (8)

20 About to show me round, in one way or another (7)

22 Puts down many different flowers (7)

23 One out on strike had nothing to attack (6)

26 A memorial to a regiment left in charge (5)

27 Small ancient city left the remainder, in addition (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Codswallop, 8 Women, 9 Manet, 10 Kelvin, 11 Taint, 13 Nympho, 14 Fox hunt, 15 Brandy, 17 Reunion, 20 Upstate, 22 Scampi, 24 Frantic, 26 Marmot, 28 Lethe, 30 Ailing, 31 End-on, 32 Crown, 33 Agony uncle.

Down: 1 Coming by, 2 Denim, 3 Watched, 4 Like, 5 Onlooker, 6 Donau, 7 Leant, 8 Within, 12 Inform, 16 Asport, 18 Striking, 19 Distance, 21 Tune in, 23 Chateau, 24 Ferry, 25 A hawk, 27 Medic, 29 Ogen.