Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 21/11/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Did a silly fool throw away support, in the end? (12)

9 Manages to help out the French (7)

10 On schedule, had to get round a domestic fowl (7)

11 In a sporting arena, I feel rather immature (4)

12 Break down an international peace-keeper (5)

13 Devour some scrambled eggs for breakfast (4)

16 Accepted standard of a real thoroughbred (7)

17 Did bale end up being accredited? (7)

18 Finished on target, with small boy at school (5,2)

21 Bill had to reckon with a Conservative nobleman (7)

23 Go abroad in one direction (4)

24 Make a diversion to take right path (5)

25 Fellow left, at one time, in order to move house (4)

28 Sets up two directions in front of docks (7)

29 Mapped out record return for girl getting first date (7)

30 Did lass run over 4 down, showing negligence? (12)

DOWN

2 Caught on to evidence of transfer (7)

3 Top-hat kept in box, until evening out (4)

4 Concentrate on vital element of perfume (7)

5 Broadside delivered by local paper, at the end (7)

6 Have to take an oath in order to testify (4)

7 It’s automatic to free 16 across (7)

8 Set-up arranged like 29 across (12)

9 Ranges had to end up with deadly weapons (4-8)

14 Pays attention to intellectuals (5)

15 Would cup-tie measure up, on balance? (5)

19 Having handed out cards, it could be far-reaching (7)

20 Special forces, in short, got round on line with a sun-shade (7)

21 Comes by to take on small digests (7)

22 In turn, arranges to take daughter to the mountains (7)

26 Did story-teller denounce come-back? (4)

27 Put on guard for hostilities, in the end (4)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 1 Standoffish, 9 Adorn, 10 Frankfurter, 11 Apple, 12 Bacteria, 14 Long jump, 15 Scraper, 17 Freesia, 20 National, 21 Endanger, 24 Blear, 25 Underlining, 26 Bland, 27 Empty-handed.

Down: 2 Tarka, 3 Nonet, 4 Off drive, 5 For sale, 6 Harangue, 7 Nonplussing, 8 In deep water, 12 Bits and bobs, 13 Carry the can, 16 Protrude, 18 Randolph, 19 Clement, 22 Ninon, 23