Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/06/14

30/06/14
30/06/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Be frightened to criticise a primary class (5)

8 Are upset about first-rate outlets ... (9)

10 ... and are upset about bet on a refund (6)

11 Return compensation, in exchange (8)

12 Has no power to attack the French on sight, at the start (8)

13 Is second round about to be painful? (4)

15 Heading off on the march to study in good university town (7)

17 Demanding small section had a new start (7)

20 Although in a state, may be 28 across (4)

22 I’d upset some, if changes need to be made (8)

25 Wanton taking over girl was of fundamental importance (8)

26 In good faith, Conservative right to revise copy (6)

27 It may be critical to introduce a new technique, initially (9)

28 In the West, I’ll be silent, as before (5)

DOWN

1 Heart monitor designed to lead the field (9)

2 Leading dragoon had side-arm removed, so rendered 12 across (8)

3 Serve notice to a parish priest to step up (7)

4 Ends an affair at the end of the year , in school (6,2)

5 Getting up to fatter first-born, pure and simple (6)

6 Short protest held over new spirit (5)

9 Wine and dine in a cafe, tea-room, etc, to be fair (4)

14 Stocks something small in textiles (9)

16 Submit name into management, to propose her for election (8)

18 Copies some studies, so sends them back (8)

19 It’s no good taking a punt, if going at an easy pace (7)

21 Connects with a theologian over his issue (4,2)

23 Cut off a large weed in the harbour (4)

24 Soothing ointment led to a remedy, finally (5)