Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/07/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Is about to offer to stand for something (9)

6 Get to come down with some fish (5)

9 Did he treat outbreak in operating area? (7)

10 Drop a tiny bit of trifle (7)

11 Conjure up a wee drink, along with wine, in the end (5)

12 Props up two foreign articles with bolts (9)

13 Understand how to 6 across on, at the end (3,2)

14 Plead for umpire to step in (9)

17 Does sister end up with exhaustion? (9)

19 Inflexible doctor had one day to finish (5)

21 Add number to tally in catalogue (9)

24 Turn right back to church to gain respite (5)

26 Beginning to make one’s mark in primary (7)

27 Count on small measure to elevate one (7)

28 Welcome when about to enter 6 across (5)

29 Will try to get a group of workers to begin (9)

DOWN

1 Calculated how to run first against Heath (5)

2 Have to register to hand over gift (7)

3 Reckoned to have steamed over it (9)

4 Director had to carry things out with one volume (9)

5 With time a bit short, I’d become afraid (5)

6 Find, in a secret place, dark, fragrant wood (5)

7 Make appearance, at some stage, in hat material (7)

8 Does he design mat for a dwelling-place? (9)

13 Community flock to games in the Highlands (9)

15 Don’t have much relish for improper characters (9)

16 Hope to have created a fictitious land of romance (9)

18 One way to take in regular pattern (7)

20 Complain that men were about to burgle (7)

22 Was, in the past, first to survive (5)

23 Did everyone have to come back to share things out (5)

25 Still had time to get experience (5)

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