Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 26/06/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Centre of activity, it’s where lights converge (5,5)

6 Codeword in international radio communications for African language (4)

10 Mark upset by a Buddhist conception (5)

11 Desire to pass on (5,4)

12 Fruit needed during nearly first half of 500th anniversary celebration (6)

13 I am not impressed by important transaction (3,4)

15 Variety actor put ten inside carriage (6)

16 and 19 Make something new go round again (8,3,5)

21 Beast found silver acceptable in jam pot (6)

24 Saw it had thawed (7)

26 Reginald leads new age music (6)

28 Good-looker playing sport. Nice (9)

29 Lady in the Samaritans included one Indian dish (5)

30 Painter had no right to reproduce a gory mess (4)

31 Made a claim that was defended (10)

DOWN

1 Counterfeit of a king in iron (4)

2 Architectural eyesore’s a gem (9)

3 Arlene bothered Rex, novice (7)

4 Lots of dogs head off (6)

5 Not quite ale, it has 0.5 per cent alcohol in North America (4,4)

7 Join one with energy (5)

8 Seat stuffing completed at new hostelry (10)

9 Troy left wedding of Japanese commander (6)

14 and 17 Still having lessons after school, part-time courses of study (10,9)

18 Screen volunteers about to finish bitter feud (8)

20 Computer operator’s horse about to be brought up (6)

22 Many leaving European country, inter alia, for African country (7)

23 TT competition practice (3,3)

25 During contest you were easily annoyed (5)

27 Musicians not allowed to speak (4)

Tuesday’s solution: Across: 1 Vicarage, 5 Ideals, 9 Relevant, 10 Second, 12 Cleric, 13 Stent, 16 Purdah, 17 Breadths, 20 Requests, 21 and 23 Boiled sweet, 25 Cravat, 28 Entail, 29 Deviance, 30 Resign, 31 Standbys.

Down: 1 and 2 Very cold, 3 Revaluate, 4 Gentry, 6 Deets, 7 Above it all, 8 Side to side, 11 Scar, 14 Sportswear, 15 Croquettes, 18 Adoration, 19 Stock, 22 and 24 Latest thing, 26 Snub, 27 Revs.