Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/07/14

14/07/14
14/07/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Ordered programme to set before one state (10)

6 Pass degree, although it might leave one indifferent (4)

10 Is a practical person about to get an edge? (7)

11 Intend to take leftist back through a maze (7)

12 Organising hunts, etc, for a reddish-brown horse (8)

13 Go to right church to find a firebrand (5)

15 Harangue blackguard with abuse (6)

17 Sponsor small firm to join in transmitter (8)

19 Getting the wrong idea, and lost out if detached (8)

21 Endeavour to guess, if it’s appropriate (6)

24 They are opposed to some who want isolation (5)

25 Manages to find a passage, so is able to escape (4,4)

28 Fancy getting one top-notch picture (7)

29 Give up on a pop group, at the beginning (7)

30 To pay attention is not easy, at first (4)

31 Passed over lane to get to promenades (10)

DOWN

1 After a very short time, about to get supplement (4)

2 Master had to reach out after second half of 30 across (7)

3 Old pieces, or brief articles on the late departed (5)

4 Mean to get into print, endorsing party policy (6)

5 Did team play on with little time, then conceded (8)

7 Was told to get things classified, as arranged (7)

8 One might have nightmares over those not expected to win (4,6)

9 Parties may have one working in statistics to make documentaries (7)

14 Former pupil took on legal action, without it being his duty (10)

16 Send one away from parades in front of US institute (8)

18 Tries to get net back, so cheers up (8)

20 Deserted with the wrong group of players (7)

22 Without support, had to do it all on one’s own (7)

23 Require to get small measure back (6)

26 In Turkey, commander got in once more (5)

27 Breaks off to transmit first signal to the rear (4)