Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 07/01/14

Tuesday’s puzzle

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1 Hanging fire adroitly fixed (8)

5 Put pressure on police detective (6)

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9 Clerical wear that is worth buying when first fashionable (8)

10 It’s preferable to be in debt briefly in order to give (6)

12 Calling to take measurement about one (6)

13 Be quiet, then disclose loud cry (5)

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16 Laud an adaptation of carriage (6)

17 Officers placed solitary in mountain passes (8)

20 Mischievous fellow made a mistake, we hear, and creased up (8)

21 Feature the original and final character of fabric (6)

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23 Loch runs into sea initially and gets deserts (5)

25 Cooking faster for dessert (6)

28 Still royalty is more balanced (6)

29 Feel-good chemical used to dispel pain mode (8)

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30 Fitter refits Londoner’s hat (6)

31 Foes able to breed hybrid cattle (8)

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1 Presented new presenter for television channel (4)

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2 Whole stipend ring-fenced in case (4)

3 What pet consumed was not too hot (9)

4 Manage outfit for group (6)

6 Starts off golf tournaments (5)

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7 and 8 Ignore big shot, staff reduction included to put a person in their place (3,7,4,2,4)

11 Have dark thought about children (5)

14 and 15 No-one’s missing, so tick off every kid and tick (or not) the homework (3,7,3,7)

18 Spouse seeing different part of match? (5,4)

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19 Go back over runner who’s going back (5)

22 Tried to get right into fire (6)

24 Said to be influenced by soft hide (5)

26 and 27 What fishermen and basketball players hope to do (4,4)