Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 24/09/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Shop suitable for girl from Oz accompanied by chauffeur, perhaps (7,7)

9 Tweet says “Don’t be so gloomy” (7)

10 Wedding gift, maybe, bound to flower (7)

11 Hiccup emerging from black cheek (4)

12 It’s magnanimous to go on retreat with religious chauvinist (5)

13 Agreement reached when ready to leave, you might say (4)

16 Record preserves grid-locks (7)

17 The old warning sign given by ceremonial officers (6)

19 Thinks of nothing but trees (6)

22 Attlee’s name uncle mentioned in passing (7)

25 Contest owed to love (4)

26 Peculiar comic strip (5)

27 Some whisky — but hold the water on first round (4)

30 Force open trophy, we hear, to be available (5,2)

31 Handle decomposing corpses (7)

32 Dear tourist fee revised for senior press person (8,6)

Down

1 Does Australian creature avoid paying what’s owed? (8)

2 Pouring vitriol on barrier (7)

3 Said to be bored with ancient Mediterranean city (4)

4 Affluent young people serve up lentils with pastry dishes (7)

5 Decay of prey not chewed up (7)

6 Knock out an obscure paradoxical question (4)

7 Screwball presents teachers’ side of the matter (7)

8 Fireplace found right in entrance (5)

14 Initially joy relative on excursion (5)

15 Pores over the way things are done (5)

18 Provide a turnover to skinflint with perfume spray (8)

20 Empires collapse on this supposition (7)

21 Put the kibosh on having first piece of cake during evening meal (7)

22 Fancy snacks produced from wraps with a new filling (7)

23 Determined to deserve electric shock treatment (7)

24 Take on an event with part squeezed out (5)

28 Every other one alters it, just in case (4)

29 Chill experienced at a hundred years of age (4)

Yesterday’s solutions:

Across: 1 Common sense, 9 Rails, 10 Madrigal, 12 Not fair, 13 Retreat, 14 Singe, 15 Bartender, 18 Agreement, 20 Blank, 21 Diaries, 24 Resolve, 26 Calamari, 26 Fence, 22 Nightingale.

Down: 2 On stage, 3 Memorable, 4 Nadir, 5 Epistle, 6 Spate, 7 Grandstands, 8 Listener, 11 Store-keeper, 16 Returning, 17 Deadline, 19 Epitaph, 20 Bashful, 22 Amati, 23 Swami.