Cryptic Puzzle - The Scotsman - 17/03/14

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Here’s Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

3. and 34 Criticise a boxing match as a bit of horseplay (10)

8. It’s easy to cope with a leading light (6)

9. Want the French to get the point (6)

10. Smooth the way for equipment used for platform (3-3)

11. Record programme in order to make an impression (8)

12. and 15 down Closing down, at last, in good order (6)

13. Hand over European midshipman, commonly (6)

14. Make final demands for some fundamental things (8)

17. Used her badly, if directed at union event (7)

19. Find focal point to get round a small generator (7)

23. Do pairs fall out before a mass migration? (8)

27. A few, we’re told, at one time got to the top (6)

29. See 18 down

30. Recognise hardly any are pure (8)

31. Managed to get a few cut short, at a price (6)

32. American cat found in old church field (6)

33. Reduce endless period of study to become a tailor (6)

34. See 3 across

DOWN

1. The Italian coming back into the club showed resentment (6)

2. If real, I run off with a light weapon (3,5)

3. First 5 down had an advantage, about to get Eastern rice dish (8)

4. There’s too much expected when unsettled (7)

5. Think about good piece on board (6)

6. Material washed up may come from American planes, initially (6)

7. Eastwood had final scene with a protege (6)

13. and 16 Complete a turn in a devious way (10)

15. See 12 across

16. See 13 down

18. and 29 across Would a salesman take in some copy? (6)

20. Summarise theoretical digest, as appropriate (8)

21. Propose to record over a talking bird (8)

22. Old master turned up by top conductor (7)

24. Would a politician pretend to have influence? (6)

25. Align a paving stone, not in line (6)

26. In the Iliad, did Homer take a vow of silence? (6)

28. After one run, a top director decreased (6)