Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 18/07/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Random criticisms made by top hosts

in new show (8)

5 Is pace distributed over the highest

points? (6)

9 Marine mammals perform tricks that

are contrary to law (8)

10 A French name that is causing

alienation (6)

12 Have good cause to act as Brighton’s

partner (6)

13 Symbolic flower of plenty you are

called to wear (5)

16 Bellicose rap row gets going (3-3)

17 I am surrounded by the camp, reunited

with imaginative understanding (8)

20 Long sentence describing New York

native finally sobbing (3,5)

21 Opera briefly used box office to attract

both of us (6)

23 Try out for Salvation Army’s capital

vocals (5)

25 Acknowledge positive financial

situation (6)

28 Talks about southern mountains (6)

29 Adroitly sort out procrastinating (8)

30 Provide in a flexible way (6)

31 Fireproofing used like premier

windows, for example (8)

DOWN

1 Swap back feet (4)

2 Tell if leaning towards leaders’ list (4)

3 Co-resident gives call of victory for two

different games (9)

4 Spared to spoil child who is champion

in technical drawing (3,3)

6 Line-up of authority metes out penal

correction (5)

7 Regain consciousness, get better (so

they say) and start obeying orders

(4,2,4)

8 Material given by clairvoyant to gullible

person (10)

11 Chooses combinations of hairstyles (5)

14 Shape is too awkward for perfect

example (10)

15 Try to droop off noble followers (5,5)

18 A cat I imprison during era of nuclear

energy (6,3)

19 Be ready to receive motorists with tool

(5)

22 Einstein, say, is one put in particular

biological category (6)

24 Oppressive force used by novice

towards peasant (5)

26 Will not run together in usual way, but

... (4)

27 ... will give votes in favour of Scottish

independence (4)

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