Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 26/03/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle.

Across

1 Dreary dwelling place brought to book (5,5)

6 The said examination (4)

10 Truth, nothing I had but item of trivial information (7)

11 Small number in all-in struggle for fat from wool (7)

12 A coal tit ruined formal item of clothing (4,4)

13 Ship possible location for wild animal (5)

15 Write music perhaps but not at Eyemouth (6)

17 Ray spends short time om gymnastic apparatus (8)

19 Antihero diverted broadcast by radio (2,3,3)

21 Sign musical instrument was heard (6)

24 Fraction after the first nine (5)

25 Self-important Stoic eg I troubled (8)

28 Revitalised area is posh inside, it covers two continents (7)

29 Letter from unmarried woman I have (7)

30 Lady from Ellesmere Port (4)

31 Lost Roger, a remarkable stargazer (10)

Down

1 Polish devotee (4)

2 Cast a spell on some of the women chanting (7)

3 No learners following Kelvin on mound (5)

4 Former pupil in the network (3,3)

5 Fluid with substance dissolved in it is answer to puzzle (8)

7 One doesn’t feel better after it (7)

8 and 9 Fertile area with cows and bees presumably (4,2,4,3,5)

14 and 18 Some time in the future when it is not raining (3,2,5,4,4)

16 Hunting programme (3,5)

18 See 14

20 Grant struggling before morning with puzzle (7)

22 Letting off steam at 100 (7)

23 First-mentioned mould (6)

26 Sarah is accepting fibre (5)

27 You and I have a right to assume (4)

TUESDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1 Stapler, 5 Basic, 11 Housing minister, 12 Robe, 13 Stags, 14 Feus, 17 Dances, 18 Elysian, 20 Allowed, 22 Drinks, 24 Pike, 25 Halve, 26 Afar, 29 Put into practice, 30 Whigs, 31 Legumes.

Down: 2 Thumbnail sketch, 3 Phiz, 4 Eighths, 6 Aria, 7 In the nick of time, 8 Charm, 9 Single, 10 Present, 15 Scowl, 16 Lyric, 19 Panpipe, 21 Dragon, 22 Diverge, 23 Freed, 27 Snug, 28 Ecru.