Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/10/13

30/10/13
30/10/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Boring bird (10)

6 Leading lady somewhat pleased (4)

10 Element in rum he abandoned (7)

11 Whimpering bear? (7)

12, 13 and 15 How hurdlers deal with something calmly (4,2,2,5,6)

17 Roberta, a stranger amongst the trees (8)

19 I will be destined to be ending in disaster (3-5)

21 Miner’s tailless dog (6)

24 Yankee endlessly confused in the country (5)

25 Delightful act of vandalism! (8)

28 Excuse for welcome back at Jerusalem (7)

29 Tell seminar rate’s accepted (7)

30 As before award fate (4)

31 Payment made at end of dispute (10)

DOWN

1 Caution when there’s fighting to the north (4)

2 On a pier drunk out-of-doors (4-3)

3 First lay a charge (5)

4 and 14 Meet with disaster when there is no more glue (4,2,1,6,3)

5 Locomotive on railway’s machinery (8)

7 Idle viewer? (4,3)

8 Wishful thinker surprisingly armed and ready (10)

9 Very riotous sort of person who is highly skilled (8)

14 See 4

16 and 18 Irate seaman drops out of list of characters (8,8)

20 Length has less than one crack, nothing else, relating to distant past (4-3)

22 Row over time needed for descent (7)

23 Lady in sports car has the bird (6)

26 Mob the store from the sound of it (5)

27 Attend strike (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Scarlet woman, 9 Topping, 10 Remoter, 11 RIBA, 12 Attic, 13 Yaws, 16 Diesels, 17 Departs, 18 Oatmeal, 21 Tonetic, 23 Exam, 24 Arles, 25 Midi, 28 Tribune, 29 Elation, 30 Great company.

Down: 2 Capable, 3 Ruin, 4 Eighths, 5 Worried, 6 Meme, 7 Not fair, 8 Cross section, 9 Tired to death, 14 Refer, 15 Spans, 19 Tearing, 20 Largest, 21 The veto, 22 Tuition, 26 Bute, 27 Carp.