Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 24/11/14

24/11/14
24/11/14
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

3 Ensemble accepted first lyric was a bit boring (5)

8 A meeting place at the heart of recent revelations (6)

9 Some ill-feeling over in cold Pacific (6)

10 Criticise a man with a straw-hat (6)

11 Hard to get credit online organised; it’s uncanny (8)

12 and 29 Sweetmeat may be twice as good in Normandy (6)

13 Farm had one old workplace (6)

14 Joined together, and arranged to have a new start (8)

17 A lecturer, say, put over support for branch of mathematics (7)

19 Most are affected by an eminent conductor (7)

23 Have space to get round the whole world (8)

27 Did two hands have to go under water to gather a salad plant? (6)

29 See 12 across

30 One man had goal to grow a flowering plant (8)

31 Appreciate senior officer had to lose a trainee, at the end (6)

32 Has no power to placate people with small rents (6)

33 Get through school in Germany, but hang around (6)

34 Bound to be non-committal about a blockade (5)

DOWN

1 Hit the road, having set record in sprint (6)

2 Impose burden on right-back, having to skirt the issue (8)

3 One may harp on about things, but will stick with Miliband (8)

4 Want sailor to have a different scene (7)

5 Little girl made off with the crown (6)

6 Sign, for example, to return with a small car (6)

7 Did cleric manage to turn round in a field? (6)

13 Poles with a following turn into chaotic situation (5)

15 and 18 Say farewell to a couple of extras (3-3)

16 I’ve lost ambition, working with European ne’er-do-well (5)

18 See 15 down

20 To have the last word can be rather agreeable (8)

21 Passed over small change in the US as a deposit (8)

22 Abandoned some graduates in action (7)

24 Is a new type of apple plainer? (6)

25 Apply protective coat right away, and it will disappear (6)

26 Appreciate the taste of pickle (6)

28 Go right in to a knave, at one time (6)