Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/04/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 List of 4s may be one to play in immigration debate (8)

5 Before noon, employs and entertains (6)

9 Makes a better job of competitor over various terrains (8)

10 Holy woman covers fliers in attack from the air (6)

12 Elevens mingle, losing nothing at first when covering old record (6)

13 Conclude involvement in craven duplicity (3,2)

16 Leading crew use oars to go from pole to pole, winning honours (6)

17 Terms agreed for the usual sort of bridge (8)

20 Withdraws on the question of favours (8)

21 Alien in castle captured once again (6)

23 Supports team players (5)

25 Set in which last man returns to game (6)

28 Stages used for a month of performing on Sunday (6)

29 Loser has nothing to like regarding sport (4,4)

30 Hoards dog that wanders (6)

31 Ace using scrim in creation of pottery (8)

DOWN

1 Outlaw Rob runs in McIlroy (4)

2 Manchester not united (4)

3 Change arm’s length being held back in contention (9)

4 What a bookie may employ and offer odds on (6)

6 Measure is simple when time’s taken into account (5)

7 Blossom at fiery parlour game (10)

8 Tradesmen overseeing appropriate lottery (10)

11 Saw singer change his finale (5)

14 Arrange music with directors for perhaps digital record (10)

15 Transport clan to Rome for rally venue (5,5)

18 Meet chain adapted for films (3,6)

19 Is Nevada this situation of play? (5)

22 One Kiwi individual finding performance effortless (2,4)

24 Feel meaning (5)

26 Long skirt is highest over instep originally (4)

27 Makes a profit with sports equipment (4)

Monday’s solution:

Across: 1 Appearance, 6 Saga, 10 Direction, 11 Tiara, 12 Regime, 13 Eats out, 15 Ruminates, 18 Erica, 19 Darts, 21 Redressed, 23 Chagrin, 24 Muffin, 27 Thick, 28 Underhand, 29 Dean, 30 Management.

Down: 1 Aide, 2 Purse, 3 Auction, 4 Agile, 5 Confessed, 7 Analogies, 8 Avant-garde, 9 Statue, 14 Eradicated, 16 Margarita, 17 Tarantula, 20 Strike, 22 Enforce, 24 Media, 25 Irate, 26 Adit.

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