Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/08/2013

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Coming from forefathers from Lancaster (9)

6 Time in island in eastern Asia to have curry (5)

9 Use of deception translating ramrod’s monikers (5,3,7)

10 It may be sung by girl in afternoon (5)

11 Drier than dowel that had been replaced (9)

12 Allow that woman to carry a strap (7)

13 Rhode Island’s fish and meat dish (7)

15 Bloomer made by female taking step round gold cross (4,3)

17 Custom at home (7)

18 Try to persuade dray to back into enclosed space (9)

20 State condition for Islamic leader (5)

22 Rope box? (5,10)

23 Regrets trapping bird (5)

24 Ineffective player in train? (9)

Down

1 Fabulous writer’s work following sea change (5)

2 Accuse a clubroom becoming very calm (4,2,1,8)

3 Cooks joint on vessel (9)

4 Farmer was quick with ruler trapping revolutionary (7)

5 Railman in a tizzy with it consisting of thin layers (7)

6 Exploded right inside statue (5)

7 See person making speech, you’re a fine one to be saying this (4,4,7)

8 It is not polite having included quintet being bankrupt (9)

12 New file on bike showing progressive series of changes (4,5)

14 Be an underwriter? (9)

16 Have a drink consuming fish during reorganisation (5-2)

17 Non-committal farm workers? (7)

19 Taking offence (5)

21 More subtle resistance after punishment (5)

Yesterday’s solution.

Across: 1 Itemise, 5 Stick, 11 The gold standard, 12 Rein, 13 Acrid, 14 Scam, 17 Stupid, 18 Swindon, 20 Toenail, 22 Gneiss, 24 Area, 25 Scrap, 26 Bone, 29 Topical interest, 30 Bends, 31 Heydays.

Down: 2 The little people, 3 Moon, 4 Seduced, 6 Tine, 7 Chance discovery, 8 Store, 9 Stairs, 10 Adamant, 15 Splay, 16 Nicer, 19 Straits, 21 Locals, 22 Grannie, 23 Petty, 27 Acid

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