Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 13/03/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Left the country, great disaster in the centre (8)

6 Escape punishment and go to sleep (3,3)

9 Partly relieved to see old priest (3)

10 Susy does upset Greek hero (8)

11 Mechanic in better health (6)

12 Bird not to return fish (4)

13 Endure to the end what one can do with something transparent (3-7)

15 Everybody’s repeating head-rhyme (12)

18 Elder’s importance in time of forgetfulness (6,6)

21 Bringing into view penguin, too blurred (7,3)

23 From the commune, arrived not far away (4)

24 Speedy help for actor (6)

26 Unwieldy and ugly in an awful way (8)

27 Can fool return? (3)

28 Over half the witches in the drink for the recess (6)

29 Mistakenly agreed to detract (8)

Down

2 and 3 Booking at hotel in Mumbai? (6,11)

4 Writes about losing one item of clothing (5)

5 Way down from the tree (7)

6 Regaining foresight not to look this in the mouth (4,5)

7 Non-drinker takes in nothing, not even this (3)

8 Factor bringing about self-satisfaction (4-4)

14 Unpaid, that’s excellent (11)

16 Opera glass gentler to adjust (9)

17 Note said member included was not spiritual (8)

19 Utterly pompous (7)

20 Notes contents of small case? (6)

22 Cat, one started going between row of houses (5)

25 Second circle is low (3)