Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 09/09/2014

Tuesday’s puzzle...

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1 Puts board on board to make animal sheds (7)

5 To remove first couplet from section of text is more appropriate (5)

11 Clever people using the internet (though immaterial) as a way to coast (3,8,4)

12 Elects to take time out in Northern Isles bays (4)

13 Stick with ‘Better Together’ It’s comic (5)

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14 Yes, a thousand set out over the sea to it (4)

17 Chicken gets mixed up and left out in Cold War (6)

18 Work out code causes sob in department (7)

20 I’d dream, idly, of being thought wonderful (7)

22 Take me back to shift in use (6)

24 Is it bravery to lose head with good fortune? (4)

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25 Feel strongly about what’s far away and beginning to fade (5)

26 Shriek in Shetland (4)

29 Jettison little that’s left extramaritally (4,4,3,4)

30 Puts down on floor first with skins (5)

31 Stun ape, spoiling with favourite treat (7)

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2 America’s borstal in that place makes laid-back environment for hospital (3,6,6)

3 Stream? Go to hell (4)

4 Brainy person reported on An Sgurr (7)

6 Breathe heavily, seeing most of underwear (4)

7 Vera silly to like playing that song (7,4,4)

8 Make a serious dent in cooker (5)

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9 High as one with DTs coming back to haunt him (6)

10 Hires, for example, included royal stand-ins (7)

15 Ban artist from island (5)

16 Find this flow in river’s capacity (5)

19 Posters announcing dance and songs (7)

21 Maiden got medals with difficulty (6)

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22 Hear new book gets permit (7)

23 Chilly precipitation causes change of heart in garden of 14 (5)

27 Admit there’s nothing on this island but sheep (4)

28 Intend to make everyone accept national capitals (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Grandees, 5 Physic, 9 Fireside, 10 Austen, 12 Served, 13 Evade, 16 Troupe, 17 Spotting, 20 Reserved, 21 Pennon, 23 Boast, 25 Arrest, 28 Talent, 29 Entrance, 30 Deploy, 31 Constant.

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Down: 1 Gift, 2 Airy, 3 Distemper, 4 Endive, 6 House, 7 Situations, 8 Convergent, 11 Adept, 14 Attributed, 15 Codswallop, 18 Treasures, 19 Delay, 22 Pronto, 24 Tango, 26 Anta, 27 Feat.