Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/02/15

17/02/15
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Tuesday’s puzzle

Across

17/02/15

17/02/15

1 Left atrium, for example, in the senate (5,7)

9 Used crest in decoration of water tank (7)

10 Advantage of being at extremity (3,4)

11 See current era as burden (4)

12 Animal I have seen in scan (5)

13 Simply ordinary knock-out tournament (4)

16 Malign long-established custom, it’s alleged (7)

17 Begin with the French surprise (7)

18 Shelling out less than a pound for language lesson (7)

21 Inbox viewed after claim (7)

23 Tip so removed from Japanese religion (4)

24 Idiot gets left out of card game (5)

25 Virtuoso musician retired from wrestling (4)

28 Press for circulation of explosive when blown up (7)

29 Makes cryptic scene do differently (7)

30 Ride recliner dangerously _ it’s the latest thing (2,7,3))

Down

2 Have a go at sauce from Italy (7)

3 Nearly night still (4)

4 Incarcerate prisoner? Good (7)

5 Recasts position of player (7)

6 Produced to exclude American from staple food (4)

7 It may be Tudor version of earthworks (7)

8 Allow her objects of worship to include alpha and omega of Prada products, say (7,5)

9 Be in the driving seat and shout ‘Fire!’ (4,3,5)

14 Copper replayed tune in senate (5)

15 Beats your original plant (5)

19 It’s more than major, it’s universal (7)

20 Relative appears in her presence as ghost (7)

21 Old city where cricket team put on magnificent display second year running (7)

22 British Legion suffer beneath careless mistake (7)

26 Take care of beginnings to each new day (4)

27 Son’s first vehicle shows sign of damage (4)