Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 19/05/14

19/05/14
19/05/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Having to free one copper, left Spain with derision (8)

5 Manage to get up, to stay in touch (4,2)

9 Confined a force operating in a military hq (8)

10 Left out some brown coal to catch fire (6)

12 Meant to test out a financial record (9)

13 Long-distance runner right to sharpen up (5)

14 Was a top architect certain to flourish? (6)

17 Get over illness, and aim to improve (5)

20 Turner left two articles behind (5)

21 Sow the seeds to turn in a popular flower ... (6)

24 ... and have reason to turn in patient (5)

25 Left with space designed for Panorama (9)

28 Judge standing of character, with respect (6)

29 Bring to light record default (8)

30 Is burlesque, in fact, sometimes a tired genre (6)

31 We have seen over left and right on film (8)

DOWN

1 Is about to suggest having some time off (6)

2 Study one old gangster in Prohibition (6)

3 Gave little credit to a note, in case (5)

4 John’s expected to start uninhibited (5)

6 Rene’s taking ages to develop some enthusiasm (9)

7 Embittered side held in mid-air (8)

8 Imagines rep ends up with little time to get organised (8)

11 Boss took one round to his workshop (6)

15 Would the old guard complain about diner? (9)

16 Can’t take a girl and boy to the French (6)

18 Notices how to record over a pack (8)

19 Might a call-girl play haphazardly for her favourite? (8)

22 Promise to give assistant a part to play (6)

23 Refuse to deal with one, to declare it null and void (6)

26 Rumour that no one has spades, at the end (5)

27 Some orders of beetles, earwigs, etc, are not popular (5)