Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 26/07/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Confiscate fast food (8)

5 A flying creature journalist discounted (6)

9 Going round with new start in system of symbols (8)

10 Dress us up in drag - we look like the cavalry! (6)

12 Island that is traversed by sheepdog (6)

13 Parasitic worm gets a stroke of luck (5)

16 God put a cross on chest (6)

17 Marry to cover up gag and feel miserable (8)

20 Steer pig in direction of kudos (8)

21 Said to regard one of multiple birth as sparkling little ornament (6)

23 Policy features that produce laughs (5)

25 Scottish leader loses last fish (6)

28 Rib zoo about Russian hound (6)

29 Church to pour out wine for monk, for example (8)

30 Agree to distribute bounds of sympathy among ‘aye’s (3,3)

31 Recall engineers representative (8)

Down

1 Oddly, the knot helps to put up the marquee (or pseudo-gazebo) (4)

2 You can fly one if you have gear and medium speed (4)

3 Tour Santa’s setting with space traveller ... (9)

4 ... whose transport, perhaps, goes ahead over circuit (6)

6 No-nonsense love in bare skin (5)

7 Continually rejected, we hear (10)

8 Offspring to finish in high tone (10)

11 Was Tom’s nemesis a rotten builder? (5)

14 Game to hail public transport (4,3,3)

15 Embrace the dangerous age down at tennis court (4-6)

18 Help to crush ice for coppers (3,6)

19 Shocked at a conversation that goes on over time (5)

22 Claim that whole party, for example, begin to eat (6)

24 Initially slow donkey runs into big city (5)

26 Section of windowframe that may stick if originally bent (4)

27 Made error securing game (4)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 3 Proud, 8 Uproar, 9 easels, 10 Traces, 11 Universe, 12 Sea, 13 Redeem, 14 Resolute, 17 Antenna, 19 Setting, 23 Mobilise, 27 Punter, 29 Rio, 30 Studious, 31 Reefer, 32 Bireme, 33 Ejects, 34 Deter.

Down: 1 Sparse, 2 Concrete, 3 Pressmen, 4 On guard, 5 Denies, 6 As well, 7 Closet, 13 Realm, 15 Out, 16 Eager, 18 Nil, 20 Exporter, 21 Tinkered, 22 Persist, 24 Obtain, 25 Indeed, 26 Ironed, 28 Elects

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