Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/03/14

18/03/14
18/03/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Announce snack at Leith, say, when on supplementary benefit (5,7)

9 Scottish Ice Age revealed in centre of volcano? (7)

10 Footwear found in coach (7)

11 Square gear used in subject briefly taken at school (4)

12 Took part without any introduction in strip (5)

13 Simple asking conceals humble petition (4)

16 Teaching sessions are fewer on Sunday (7)

17 No speed deployed downtown, for example, poetically speaking (7)

18 Noblewoman sends letter from the Netherlands, we hear (7)

21 The quality of being totally clean and hygienic is passé, somehow (7)

23 and 24 Express deep emotion at major surgery (4,5)

25 Weapon used to remove top of conical tent (4)

28 Pressing information seen in going out (7)

29 Burn me up in box (7)

30 Greek temple was the equivalent current at that time (3,9)

DOWN

2 Boxes in the corner bear false witness when left in the middle (7)

3 Reportedly drags one’s feet _ or parts thereof (4)

4 Secretly hides saint’s remains (7)

5 Protest vigorously about ceramic craftsmen (7)

6 Is old boy an inhabitant of west coast town? (4)

7 Got pins and needles when mosaic glinted (7)

8 Make a fuss about neat crease rumpled in church (6,1,5)

9 Feline conducted canine round the start like long-distance stockman (6,6)

14 New England lad got round Napoleon (5)

15 and 27 Cheer some concoction that arrives at our house, perhaps (5,4)

19 Toc H I’ve been involved with in border hills (7)

20 Casually expect artist to display various ranges of all the colours of the rainbow (7)

21 Rip coat ruinously on fruit tree (7)

22 Voice so quiet flowed away to nothing (7)

26 Measure up, it’s said, to measure out (4)

27 See 15

Monday’s solution

Across: 3 Knock, 8 Facile, 9 Needle, 10 Oil-rig, 11 Register, 12 End, 13 Reefer, 14 Ultimata, 17 Ushered, 19 Magneto, 23 Diaspora, 27 Summit, 29 Eat, 30 Spotless, 31 Ransom, 32 Ocelot, 33 Cutter, 34 About.

Down: 1 Malice, 2 Air-rifle, 3 Kedgeree, 4 Overdue, 5 Knight, 6 Jetsam, 7 Client, 13 Round, 15 Ing, 16 About, 18 Rep, 20 Abstract, 24 Impact, 25 Settle, 26 Omerta, 28 Ironed