Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 20/03/15

20/03/15
20/03/15
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

20/03/15

20/03/15

1 Gauche model had to perform below par (8)

5 Would Hector bother to provoke hound? (6)

10 Senior officer had to run one, twice, into 5 across (9)

11 Have to credit adult in charge of friendly banter in Limerick (5)

12 Oriental seabird got along nonstop (7)

13 It’s customary to get common material everyday (7)

14 Group can take a very long time dressing on Sunday (8)

17 First silk article can have a glossy fabric (5)

19 The last duet composed a practice piece (5)

21 A top student, under control, graduated (8)

24 Representation of board at top university (7)

25 Receive approval to drink fortified wine (7)

27 After a good turn, a small number will gather natural fertiliser (5)

28 To rent 17 across out would have to be temporary (9)

29 Was manipulated, we hear, as required (6)

30 Sets aside misfortunes from opposite side, initially (8)

DOWN

1 Put forward a bill, etc, on time to panel (6)

2 Caught on the fringe, at the end of law-breaking (5)

3 Wise old dramatic ruler had to get over retreat (7)

4 Was stable quiet, at that time, for all that? (5)

6 Work one’s way up, when first class closes (7)

7 Promise to secure bargain with collateral (9)

8 Would a deserter care about rent? (8)

9 Lays down foundations for building in grounds (8)

15 Cast a shadow over outline, and give a rough sketch (9)

16 Tip for Guy to tart one up (8)

18 May write about a parting shot on a military hq (8)

20 Looks at alternative energy as a blot on the landscape (7)

22 Tear up large note in retaliation (7)

23 Facts and figures, in short, overturn one’s place in society (6)

25 First sound acquisition from a wager (5)

26 Signs that some old fellows end up legless (5)