Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 03/02/15

Tuesday’s puzzle

03/02/15
03/02/15

ACROSS

1 Porridge takeaway when departure’s due (4,2,2)

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5 Can’t get any further, we hear, with nothing but plaster (6)

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9 Deem loan out of place for beverage (8)

10 Eat for a lark, as you might say (6)

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12 Stop and speak to about current charge (6)

13 Energy needed to take car out (5)

16 Figure out how to smash conker (6)

17 Liver cat chewed while standing up (8)

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20 Let hoods gather in outhouse (8)

21 Dancer’s support not at first without issue (6)

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23 Encounters fitting end to endeavours (5)

25 Stooges dived right in to get seafood (6)

28 Pitiful soldier carried in horse-drawn vehicle that overturned (6)

29 Not cheap – giving a knock to staple food (2,1,5)

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30 Pass the German found not so hot (6)

31 Demos post rest in turn (8)

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DOWN

1 Order taken from Michelle to be seen in retrospect (4)

2 Cultural unit doubly displayed by the self-centred generation? (4)

3 A number of accounts secure debt by sticking at it (9)

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4 Biblical character is mentor we hear you can leave with no going back (6)

6 Firmed up individual standing in for Irish MP (5)

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7 Believe amusing fellow offering plastic payment (6,4)

8 It’s out of order along the minor connecting road (2,3,5)

11 Head off trouble that’s different (5)

14 Hermit I act in play with countless numbers (10)

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15 Visit to house in a cul-de-sac is very nearly disastrous (1,5,4)

18 Teach the dog to log locos? (9)

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19 Have Spanish adopted the scooter? (5)

22 Loud change makes one hesitate (6)

24 Place where you’re finally installed in connecting rooms (5)

26 Serbia suffers to some extent from preconceived position (4)

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27 Casual agreements turned upside down in river of whisky (4)