Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 22/11/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 I spread Brasso over contours with equal pressure (7)

5 Swap plywood component by request (5)

11 Comedian who’s not funny told to rise to his full height (5,2,8)

12 Removes one of Miss Blyton’s objectives (4)

13 Arranges to execute practical jokes (5)

14 Old meeting place sure to operate at opening times (4)

17 A race a French girl finished in pitch (6)

18 Retails hocus pocus to one who sees things as they are (7)

20 Magic spell, if cruel, is the very devil (7)

22 It runs over snow to cause death, we hear (6)

24 What remains of beauty sleep (4)

25 Key feature of elephant? (5)

26 Prevent operation taking place on street (4)

29 Wedding feast in South America, we hear, serves cold shoulder (6,9)

30 Dedicated place at house to laziness (5)

31 Ironed out original row with aerial attacker (7)

Down

2 Goods are on stall, yet don’t move (5,5,5)

3 Lad assumes dead means corpse (4)

4 Re-instate with record left in contest (7)

6 Include one pound in earnings for drama (4)

7 Sudden stoppage said never to happen twice there (9,6)

8 Like to write of tree (5)

9 Furnace worker is slightly moved in the end by pet (6)

10 The last possible up-to-date version of 31, perhaps (7)

15 Praises pants (5)

16 Blame unfairly, indicating this girl (5)

19 Men of the cloth going round in circles (7)

21 Come back to being always in the right (6)

22 Wind up one company after another, but master first (7)

23 28 taking your lead in being like a hedgehog (5)

27 and 28 Complete loss of control such as 10 or 31 might suffer (4,4)