Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/08/2014

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Angry sentiment expressed when put in reservation for puzzling publication ... (9,4)

10 ... gets fired up afresh about how much it costs (9)

11 Film award results in stretch limo, perhaps (5)

12 One coming to live in Yorkshire town by river (7)

13 Enquire into stakes in containers (7)

14 Alternative pieces of circuits (6)

16 Tribe lot lost for words (8)

18 Cities go to pieces when devoted solely to own interest (8)

20 At uni, decide to study with positive response (6)

23 Fields where tablet crashes (7)

24 A horse and sheep can add up to 5, for example (7)

26 Bear with the ol’ intruder (5)

27 Cartoon of creature losing tail and getting it back no problem (9)

28 Goes to the other side of saloon and has one’s chips (7,3,3)

DOWN

2 Hair trimmed again and again to look cuter (5)

3 Flagrantly immoral plug the French put in (7)

4 Gambles on earnings at Royal Society (6)

5 Best muir in place – make another offer (8)

6 Hesitation at tops of steep hills on safari, say (7)

7 Musicians taken to operating room, starting to develop rash on ribs (9)

8 Make pious gesture on the way to have adventitious meeting (5,4,4)

9 Heavy burden a person is said to have dug up may strike them (5,4,4)

15 Mad criminal facility creates havoc in boardroom (9)

17 Report inaccurately on victim of Manson murder (8)

19 Sees Rio differently at evening parties (7)

21 Allay trouble from cause of tooth decay, they say, nibbled away (7)

22 He gets his kicks with cruelty – how sad is that fixation? (6)

25 Indian salad produced on Great North Road during accident (5)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Gangland, 5 Forget, 9 Outcasts, 10 Ignore, 12 Touchdown, 13 Niece, 14 Legato, 17 Serve, 20 Ratio, 21 Comedy, 24 Drape, 25 Otherwise, 28 Cancan, 29 Preamble, 30 Sudden, 31 Tethered.

Down: 1 Growth, 2 Not out, 3 Loath, 4 Not so, 6 Organised, 7 Geometry, 8 Teetered, 11 Inform, 15 Exonerate, 16 Anchor, 18 Produces, 19 Strained, 22 Timber, 23 Depend, 26 Horde, 27 Reach.