Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 29/10/13

29/10/13
29/10/13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 They say that Miss O’Hara is no better than she ought to be (7,5)

9 Grand old way of hanging (7)

10 More distant buttons seen on the right (7)

11 Tease a company of architects (1,1,1,1)

12 Ancient Greek found in loft (5)

13 Tropical disease makes one lean sideways, backwards (4)

16 Engines that stop running less easily (7)

17 Leaves holding record in pub game (7)

18 Cereal that supplied nothing at breakfast, for example (7)

21 Excite no talk about reversal of language feature (7)

23 Highest entrant first to retire from test (4)

24 English king, after he was beheaded, found in this city in ... (5)

25 ... the South of France, one fading into retirement (4)

28 Official representing the people of his clan receives international status (7)

29 Excitement at taking the lid off how things are connected (7)

30 Excellent fellowship offered by big business (5,7)

DOWN

2 It’s efficient to put the governor into television distribution system (7)

3 Spoil game at home (4)

4 Highest resolution is in fractions (7)

5 Become rowdier when terribly anxious (7)

6 Cultural unit that’s doubly self-centred? (4)

7 Train of events is inequitable (3,4)

8 Representative sample provided by angry group (5,7)

9 Trash dotted the air when completely burnt out (5,2,5)

14 Indicate either way (5)

15 Sweep camera across on ship to look at bridges (5)

19 Doughnut designed to go with sharing? (7)

20 Rat’s leg turns out to be as big as you’ve ever seen (7)

21 One country’s power to block particular old soldier with love (3,4)

22 Teaching you French, computing and something of physics (7)

26 Drug for horses found on island (4)

27 Complain about received pronunciation (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Look back, 5 Hacker, 10 Undergo, 11 Hosanna, 12 Crate, 13 Surgeries, 14 Blue-pencilling, 17 Registered post, 21 Andromeda, 23 Eerie, 24 Elastic, 25 Trowels, 26 Silent, 27 Profited.

Down: 1 Launch, 2 Oddballs, 3 Borderers, 4 Cross-reference, 6 Aisle, 7 Kon-tiki, 8 Road sign, 9 Character actor, 15 Lopped off, 16 Dreamers, 18 Gadwall, 19 Serpent, 20 Ceased, 22 Often.