Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/04/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Had crash upset one who emerged unharmed by fire? (8)

5 Loud noise made with the French bracelet (6)

10 Lady had most of new dark pigment (7)

11 Departed willingly! (7)

12 Tall horse in field (5)

13 Tom backed contract with Scotsman, adroit mover (9)

14 Where Peeping Tom had his way in London? (8,6)

17 Old school subject is something no longer of importance (7,7)

21 Make notes throughout at informal gathering (9)

23 Inside flat hiding heavy stick (5)

24 Jaunty Samoan I included with loss of sense of smell (7)

25 Studying at university (7)

26 Chaperon expected lady to return (6)

27 Stick with New Testament disciple (8)

DOWN

1 Pole to hint without elaboration (6)

2 Everybody, say, getting alternative coming up in quick tempo (7)

3 Thames-side spot offering watery booze, one hears (9)

4 Legal exercise (14)

6 Very musical South American palm (5)

7 Rock coming from Tangier (7)

8 Interminable ring? (8)

9 Prone to pilfering having eaten a doughnut perhaps (6-8)

15 Tickle it a little excitedly (9)

16 Where bowler, when taken off, may be placed (8)

18 Cheer up control panel (7)

19 I learnt to dodge bit of ship’s rigging (7)

20 Very small insect needs time to finish (6)

22 Notice chap who’s an advertising employee (5)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 1 Athlete, 5 Widow, 11 The slow movement, 12 Opal, 13 Field, 14 Ball, 17 Fishes, 18 Entraps, 20 Hangdog, 22 Shards, 24 Rely, 25 Bleak, 26 Film, 29 The hair of the dog, 30 Straw, 31 Vertigo.

Down: 2 The national debt, 3 Lilo, 4 Townies, 6 Idea, 7 One man and his dog, 8 Stoor, 9 Collie, 10 Stylist, 15 Shady, 16 Atlas, 19 Charity, 21 Galore, 22 Snaffle, 23 Amigo, 27 Baba, 28 Whit.