Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/05/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Figurehead in front may be broken up (4)

2 It’s hard to believe one carried things a long way (3-7)

10 Is it fair for someone to say he’s biased? (9)

11 In a cup match, saw a referee was on the ball (5)

12 Make allowance for one getting a good talking-to (5)

13 Can an optimist put fish on a table? (8)

15 Always tries, at first, to get second-hand information (7)

17 Wins over Dot to join strike (7)

19 Painting is a new following for a skilled worker (7)

21 Maintain trust in credit (7)

22 At last, heard you call, so is keeping the faith (8)

24 Additional clause in the small print may annoy runner (5)

27 An individual in the force could be a crook (5)

28 Get used to sunrise, at the end ... (9)

29 ... and in the end, Glen was over-developed (10)

30 Taps a contact, at last, to pass the time of day (4)

DOWN

1 Take an advanced position in game on principle, it’s said (10)

2 Greek character, in the main, was a fine brown colour (5)

4 Best to leave scope for skill (7)

5 Escapes to run through small screens (7)

6 Go straight through empty tunnel to investigate thoroughly (5)

7 Turns to the north-east for grave indication (9)

8 Being attracted to doctor, we go back (4)

9 Argues in favour of international matches (8)

14 Made to enter new form of sweet talk (10)

16 Order to soldiers to show vigilance, with respect (9)

18 Be lenient to the French, having managed on time (8)

20 Moonies turn out to be quite offensive (7)

21 Live by cunning in order to deceive (7)

23 Small force in its element, although out of shape (5)

25 Curtains inside a theatre, in passing (5)

26 And other things come back behind schedule (2,2)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Everlasting, 9 Ariel, 10 Don Giovanni, 11 Rugby, 12 Date tree, 14 Democrat, 15 Sledged, 17 Ashtray, 20 Caroller, 21 Improper, 24 Repel, 25 Empty-headed, 26 Leila, 27 Florida Keys.

Down: 2 Viola, 3 Rogue, 4 Apocrine, 5 Tragedy, 6 Gairloch, 7 Ginger group, 8 Play it by ear, 12 Dress circle, 13 Telegraphic, 16 Gold leaf, 18 Slipshod, 19 Printer, 22 Ozark, 23 Enemy.