Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 23/05/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1 Number being drunk first giving sign of greeting (4,4)

5 Thing one can take exception to (6)

9 Car laden transporting pig (8)

10 Stare at old boy coming back from building in garden (6)

11 Leeks not to be confused with bones (8)

13 Ken and Sis rolling coiled yarns (6)

14 In truth it’s only a furrow (3)

16 Gold to become red perhaps or reddish-brown (6)

19 Turn left in error (7)

20 Use them quickly on manoeuvre (6)

21 Friend’s drink is returned (3)

26 Heard bird using form of English (6)

27 Wealthy Scotsman, democrat in North Yorkshire (8)

28 Animal found deep cavity at last (6)

29 Brown to bash tune out (8)

30 Bat noise? (6)

31 Send St Martin round (8)

DOWN

1 Alcohol is maligned somewhat according to the theory (6)

2 One of the artillerymen found on the field in North London? (6)

3 Fourth, say, old pair of scissors (6)

4 Number I caught with old medallist (6)

6 One unconsciously suffers this (8)

7 Having retired, little woman retrospectively retains value (8)

8 Very many crazy handouts (8)

12 Atomic Greek character without blemish (7)

15 Opener of vital importance (3)

16 Play one part (3)

17 Main force? (3,5)

18 Plague that is prevalent (8)

19 Admit one could prevail over (8)

22 Drink that’s sweet without ice (6)

23 The prohibition of one from ancient Greek city (6)

24 Two boys can be beaten (6)

25 Period of about four weeks leading up to the present day (6)

Friday’s solution

~CAMPANOLOGIST~

S~D~A~E~I~A~H~B

LIMELIGHT~MAORI

A~I~L~A~I~B~R~T

PUNGENT~GALETTE

A~~~T~E~A~E~C~T

NICEST~ENCROACH

D~A~~~B~T~~~K~E

TAPESTRY~SUPERB

I~A~E~E~S~N~~~U

CIRCLET~PERUSAL

K~I~F~H~A~O~H~L

LASSI~RERELEASE

E~O~S~E~T~L~N~T

~ONTHENEARSIDE~

THATWILLBE~R~F~

E~L~A~O~R~GOFOR

LATHI~THEDAY~X~

L~A~K~H~V~NAMED

TORRID~JINGLED~

A~~~K~~~A~E~N~~

LIQUID~CRYSTAL~

E~U~~~M~Y~~~C~T

~DISPLAY~AFRESH

~~V~R~S~~~A~~~E

~DEVIATE~ELINOR

HAREM~E~G~L~I~O

~V~GEORGE~OUZEL

SITAR~O~N~U~A~L

~D~OFTENTIMES~S

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