Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 16/07/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Old scholar has strong link to Spanish region (7)

5 Herd of geese visible at last in hide (5)

11 Both the taps were turned off by authority (3,6,4,2)

12 Small bay provides hiding place, but not for long (4)

13 Don’t start to worry about something else (5)

14 French priest sounds a fruity fellow (4)

17 One who sets the rate for cereal during press release (6)

18 Love to show boldness about love (7)

20 Wooden pile-drivers used in retreat communities (7)

22 Regrets in competition are most genuine (6)

24 Run away from fairy creature, backing off with energy (4)

25 Round painting depicts high-fashion party (5)

26 After shaking off sleep, pranced and streaked (4)

29 People who urge on and kiss, perhaps, in the event of children (3,3,5,4)

30 Poets composed on veranda in South Africa (5)

31 Like measurements in court sessions (7)

DOWN

2 Intoxicated cox? (3,4,3,5)

3 Delivery operation doctor presides over (4)

4 Re-table motion to suit someone who’s constantly complaining (7)

6 Black eye make-up sounds very black indeed (4)

7 Winner at the outset (2,3,5,5)

8 Ancestry’s reputation (5)

9 Most endangered when landed in channel port (6)

10 Getting your own back, for example - never back it (7)

15 A Celt displays surprising brilliance (5)

16 King George takes over press corporation (5)

19 Saddle horse for Alfred in case of being hunted (7)

21 First Scottish post office to employ husband or wife (6)

22 It’s boring to knock about outside … (7)

23 … but hangs around and goes sideways without direction (5)

27 Stake raised as volcano subsides (4)

28 He’s opposed to a National Trust initiative initially (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Guided missiles, 9 Abigail, 10 Enclose, 11 Drag, 12 Hints, 13 Grit, 16 Average, 17 Recipe, 19 Linger, 22 Travail, 25 Must, 26 Flair, 27 Find, 30 Evident, 31 Trouble, 32 Record-breakers.

Down: 1 Guardian, 2 Imitate, 3 Elan, 4 Malaise, 5 Shelter, 6 Itch, 7 Ego-trip, 8 Beats, 14 Range, 15 Scrap, 18 Gladness, 20 Inspire, 21 Related, 22 Twister, 23 Amiable, 24 Amber, 28 Veto, 29 Coma

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