Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 17/05/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Produced appeal to come back two hours before midnight (8)

5 Be allowed to build house in restricted area of city (6)

9 Tear to ribbons for something to moisten the joint, we hear (8)

10 Account with minimal amount of cash causes stress (6)

12 Attack a signed original canvas (6)

13 Someone tips over a bucketful of gall (5)

16 Sharp-tipped blade I plunge into seducer (6)

17 Military aircraft may distort track (8)

20 Hand signals (tips notwithstanding) lead one to check gear (4-4)

21 Deep cut made with tip of knife (6)

23 Giving audience to celebrities doesn’t work (5)

25 It’s a hard job to agree terms on gold (6)

28 Is this the moment to bring something into the country? (6)

29 Bond collected in 20 per cent at significant birthday (8)

30 Sort of aerobics exercise found in Siberia, for example (6)

31 Send deceased with respect to grave that’s falling to pieces (8)

Down

1 and 2 Gamble nearly all to organise

tip-and-run, say (4,4)

3 When it rains, tent is ruined in passing (9)

4 Minor actors’ expenses that may include tips (6)

6 Are journalists such workhorses? (5)

7 Novel detail tech arranged (3,7)

8 Honestly change end while waiting for the Robert E Lee (2,3,5)

11 Gather what’s left in cherry tree (5)

14 Tips about how one can wear great suit (10)

15 Go ape about stirring calypso telling story of doom (10)

18 McGonagall, for instance — one who dips into another writer? (9)

19 and 22 Do something about “bad banners” — but first consult lawyers! (3,2,6)

24 and 26 Tip off about sharp pace (5,4)

27 Stetson may be something questioned (4)