Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 25/09/2013

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Owl’s peculiar movement much less quickly than normal (4,6)

8 Caught chance call by bird (5)

9 No sanctimonious opinion about plant (5)

10 Cannon ball (6)

11 Reliable, but not to start with, being out of practice (5)

13 Beginners in circle lounge about (6)

14 Feeling thrilled by fireplace (7)

15 Warm current discovered while working online (2,4)

17 Bring together for prayer (7)

20 Heavy when initially four score (7)

22 Two chiefs going round ancient city place of worship (6)

24 Cat-kin? (7)

26 Wagnerian partner is not young European (6)

28 I name surly fellow to suffer (5)

30 Nothing further on Rome rebuilding (2,4)

31 Looking into fraud, I ordered, of acoustic devices (5)

32 Day before books occasion (5)

33 Genuine sport (4,6)

DOWN

1 and 5 Foul-mouthed snort coming from joint (8,2,6)

2 College window (5)

3 Wind not long after Monday (7)

4 Party-pooper’s bloomer! (4)

5 See 1 down

6 Gum a learner extracted from red sandalwood (5)

7 An attractive accent (5)

8 Seeds on the Spanish cherry tree (6)

12 Kelvin left swindler bread-knife perhaps (6)

16 Notice replaced that’s to do with intellect (6)

18 Shape not changed for carriage (8)

19 Shape not changed for carriages (8)

21 Channel having rubbish that’s cheap alcohol (6)

23 Entertainer’s long time prisoner (7)

24 Ca(r)d (5)

25 Hazel came up to New York for fish (5)

27 Many at port with cargo (5)

29 Christobel listened in part to one of the ringers (4)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 1 Dorothy Perkins, 9 Chirrup, 10 Toaster, 11 Blip, 12 Bigot, 13 Pact, 16 Logjams, 17 Yeoman, 19 Opines, 22 Clement, 25 Duel, 26 Funny, 27 Dram, 30 Prise up, 31 Process, 32 Features editor.

Down: 1 Duckbill, 2 Railing, 3 Tyre, 4 Yuppies, 5 Entropy, 6 Koan, 7 Nutcase, 8 Grate, 14 Jaunt, 15 Ropes, 18 Atomiser, 20 Premise, 21 Scupper, 22 Canapes, 23 Earnest, 24 Adopt, 28 Lest, 29 Cold.