Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/05/2013

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Pure alcohol drunk in Athlone (7)

5 Commonwealth statesman must reform original system (5)

11 Fast-track railroad that’ll do nicely (8,7)

12 Screen using another fitting upside down (4)

13 Soldier got the chop (5)

14 Nothing female collects is a more grounded item of clothing (4)

17 One new to the area short on earnings (6)

18 Plug toe, possibly, with gum reservoir (7)

20 Smack with a dictionary? You know when you’ve been insulted! (7)

22 Mountain gets top marks (6)

24 and 25 Have pub game in which lady’s part is a shambles (4,5)

26 Net came showing wear (4)

29 The first player’s disqualified for being selfish (3,3,6,3)

30 Cuts down oats etc in field (5)

31 Post includes gratuity serving as salary (7)

Down

2 In ten, forget harm that succeeded the night before (3,7,5)

3 Song, a rousing song (4)

4 Old, somewhat plain, second best, but gemlike (7)

6 Doctor orders exercise when you are down in the dumps (4)

7 It’s a critical moment when the price of a fish supper’s reduced (3,5,3,4)

8 Keep attacking prince (5)

9 Take a while to feel included (6)

10 Claims to be sure things, we’re told (7)

15 Not long to wait for Left to get in with wise old legislator (5)

16 Solvent spurt (5)

19 Walks all over one who’s not own child (7)

21 These are essential outlets when it pours on the day (6)

22 Does fast food place give you somewhere to put your feet in the car? (7)

23 Tossed from one side to the other, I hear (5)

27 TV programme initially suitable for elderly person (4)

28 Starts the eventual member’s position with agency worker, perhaps (4)