Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 10/09/13

Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 First person puts contents of casket into parcels (7)

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5 Outbreak of hostilities seen in small crowd (5)

11 Typesetter may get right in there to conceal nerves (3,2,1,4,5)

12 Fish with tailpiece (4)

13 Detective’s on the carpet about controlled substance (5)

14 Does he go over the top with Oscar? (4)

17 Confer about curtailed athletic event (6)

18 Her malt concoction drifts heavenwards (7)

20 Schooners, perhaps (7)

22 Does some mountaineering, it’s reported, probably in foreign parts (6)

24 Show up again without fruit to harvest (4)

25 Rules announced in the wet season (5)

26 Idiot leaves manioc to get sparkling wine (4)

29 Work in a bank with people’s money, as gipsy may (4,4,7)

30 Stem from menacing pursuit (5)

31 Socks, perhaps, arranged in layers on ground floor (7)

DOWN

2 Novel version of Matisse’s ‘The Red Room’? (1,5,2,7)

3 Does family have good ruler? (4)

4 Thanks minstrels for jackets (7)

6 Partner changed terminal of internet connection (4)

7 Create for me true Romeo part with domestic warmth (4,11)

8 and 9 Separate escape from astronautical trip (5,6)

10 Ambles or walks drunkenly down the street (7)

15 Chase away pains (5)

16 Sank mine on day to produce tough material (5)

19 Harbour an inflated opinion that’s half-hearted when consumed too freely (7)

21 Sedate, settled, placed at rest (6)

22 It produces fir cone (7)

23 Bet titled widow will miss party (5)

27 Labour originally to collect fossil fuel (4)

28 Farm cart found in backyard (4)

Monday’s solution:

Across: 1 The end of the line, 9 Regretful, 10 Comes, 11 Edges, 12 Lorgnette, 13 Taste, 15 Motorised, 17 Destroyed, 19 Cosec, 21 Strangled, 23 Lance, 24 Mango, 25 Wrestlers, 26 Pleasure-seekers.

Down: 1 Tormented, 2 Engages, 3 Needs, 4 Offal, 5 Tolerated, 6 Eccentric, 7 Inmates, 8 Ensue, 14 Erroneous, 15 Mayflower, 16 Decreases, 18 Strange, 20 Sincere, 21 Sum up, 22 Dress, 23 Lathe.