Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/08/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Propose denying central banks to most comfortable (7)

5 Understood that good artist was in a hurry (7)

9 Enclave set out to find possibilities of chemical bonding (7)

10 Vessel I’m able to reveal in religious state (7)

11 Shot river maelstrom in loose garment (9)

12 Large number use branch to ascend (5)

13 Proportion of speech didn’t go to extremes (5)

15 Opinion on best place to see the landscape (9)

16 Care if eat freely here (9)

18 EU very inclined to give up variety show (5)

21 Trimmed back in under a price-limit (5)

22 Maurice crashed RA vehicle (9)

24 Pub, perhaps, where ideas ignored may wither (3,4)

26 Calculate part of fitness programme (7)

27 Written message conveyed to someone by name in old-fashioned reading desk (7)

28 Earliest nourishment originally provided by lock, say (4,3)

DOWN

1 Various arrangements made for rescuer (7)

2 Sullivan’s partner has one pound more than Daisy’s (7)

3 Sea eagles discovered in loftier nests (5)

4 Cutlery guard as seen on the movies (3,6,6)

5 Let the other side win too easily and spoil the joke (4,3,4,4)

6 Rowing crew told of river island (3)

7 Composer returned as popular in charge of trophy (7)

8 Noise made by club using printer’s ornament (7)

12 Dance about with pungent garnish (5)

14 Chose to work with Edward (5)

16 Said to be to Brussels what Brussels is to Belgium (7)

17 Passionate blow on fire in Rouen, say (7)

19 As elderly hands may be when one’s involved in returning to the heart (7)

20 Ice Age rock that can’t be rested on? (7)

23 Was she born in Paris in the Spring? (5)

25 First person perfects auxiliary injection — first ever (3)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Reparation, 6 Bind, 10 Section, 11 Damages, 12 Fuselage, 13 Loner, 15 Please, 17 Starters, 19 Cardinal, 21 Admire, 24 Alpha, 25 Amenable, 28 Lorelei, 29 Lambeth, 30 Sash, 31 Methodists.

Down: 1 Rest, 2 Picture, 3 Raise, 4 Tin-can, 5 Oddments, 7 Ingenue, 8 Distrusted, 9 Implored, 14 Spectacles, 16 Suitable, 18 Paradise, 20 Reports, 22 Illness,23 Health, 26 Aimed, 27 Thus.

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