Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/2012

Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Ultimate damage (8)

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5 One left in green fodder (6)

9 Put money on sheer material (8)

10 Bears in beds, we hear (6)

12 Everyone that is dead was on the same side (6)

13 Musical piece taken a little bit at a time (5)

16 Tear GI apart in A & E department (6)

17 Renounce composition — fear rows (8)

20 ST GEORGE’S, ROME (8)

21 They say not many people do roofing work — it’s a waste of time (6)

23 Embroidery circle held by former inhabitant of Scotland (5)

25 You and I know, one might say, to add water (6)

28 Hardy partner discovered in evergreen tree (6)

29 Moisturiser, perhaps, used near sick disorder (8)

30 Works hard as stew’s cooked (6)

31 Sars rampant in beleaguered city — remark on gruesomeness (3,5)

Down

1 Rock where mother’s in charge inside (4)

2 Cockney Jimmy told to be quiet (4)

3 Used to illuminate paste jam (9)

4 It’s dopey to lower rubbish upside down (6)

6 Were its topless towers made of bone? (5)

7 In chaos, it is then as the very opposite (10)

8 Simple pitch to nab sitting duck (4,6)

11 Goodbye from sound receivers, a non-starter (5)

14 Makes a collection of animals with uncomfortable affliction (10)

15 Main feature portrays the whole story (3,7)

18 Wine said in England to be rather sour (9)

19 and 22 Warm feeling a hamper, according to Dr Spooner, to making exploded with anger (4,1,6)

24 Stealing results in first-time hoist (5)

26 Yes, German will take Italian, go to Indonesian island (4)

27 Say there isn’t a town near Falkirk with no name (4)

Monday’s solution:

1 Spar, 3 Formalised, 10 Ventilate, 11 Trust, 12 Rules, 13 Literary, 15 Impious, 17 Officer, 19 Nirvana, 21 Recited, 22 Bergamot, 24 Lathe, 27 Crude, 28 Reinforce, 29 Thermostat, 30 Read.

Down: 1 Sovereigns, 2 Annul, 4 Oracles, 5 Maestro, 6 Later, 7 Square cut, 8 Date, 9 Diaspora, 14 Bridgehead, 16 Persecute, 18 Facelift, 20 Admires, 21 Retsina, 23 Gleam, 25 Terse, 26 Scot.