Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 22/06/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

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1 This could be the result of athletes doing their level best (4-4)

5 Excellent journalist goes round most of the country (6)

10 Rather slowly on the piano perhaps (9)

11 Gas capable of flowing (5)

12 Obnoxious fault he reproduced (7)

13 Dark blue beast takes on Scotsman (7)

14 With gilt having been removed during final period (8)

17 Kit he transported from town (5)

19 Some cowardly onslaught on the city (5)

21 Felt disgruntled worker was not on the right (4-4)

24 Pastor to get on with worker’s show (7)

25 Without delay I am leaving to occupy middle position (7)

27 Maori bikers captured the animal (5)

28 Telling of arrival during race (9)

29 Dock leader enveloped by inordinate greed has to clear channel (6)

30 Left upper-class girl in the country (8)

DOWN

1 Old money needed for small drink order included (6)

2 Check gold, said Parisian concluded (5)

3 Small number that can be held (7)

4 One before eleven with a beginner found it was related to fixed reference line (5)

6 Remove clothing from the cloth (7)

7 Learning routine, I’d become unstuck (9)

8 See 9

9, 8, 15 Rose getting over losing team started the day badly (3,3,2,3,2,3,5,4)

15 See 9

16 Nigel ate revolting jelly-like food (8)

18 Way to skid off motorway? (4,4)

20 Being economical showing mercy (7)

22 Try hand out at outlet (7)

23 Springy? (6)

25 Lady to ruin function (5)

26 Copying a zip (5)

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