Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 14/10/2014

Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Girl and boy a bit happy in an old-fashioned way 8)

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5 Coat is specially made for old home country (6)

9 Dictates layout of crucial experiment (4,4)

10 Keep company with exchange sector (6)

12 Write untidily about first swim, second swim (6)

13 Doctor who is a master of unnecessary fuss (5)

16 Breathing difficulty is one a Pa suffered (6)

17 Prickly young thing to prevaricate with chauvinist (8)

20 One from Yorkshire is rep with new opening (8)

21 Take weapons from detective’s wing (6)

23 Combination of good standard oil and plaster of Paris (5)

25 Charles takes note of virgin (6)

28 Scottish river calm on downward flow (6)

29 Inject drugs on the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, say (8)

30 Scandinavian black belt is hot to begin with (6)

31 Be in front of the others with anti-whiplash device (8)

DOWN

1 Giddy animal had a transplant (4)

2 Help to get river running through when dried up (4)

3 Fixers that regulate tension in groups of deckhands (9)

4 Lass I’m giving up in favour of prayer book (6)

6 Carefully inspected and put in box (5)

7 and 8 I can retaliate in kind at tennis singles, for example (3,3,4,2,4,4)

11 Narrow passage through glen executed (5)

14 and 15 Rabid creatures and some Southerners that can stand the heat at noon? (3,4,3,10)

18 Badly needs gilt to have sparkled (9)

19 Contrive plan, perhaps, to give headgear to children (5)

22 Be furious when Bible’s included in act of destruction (6)

24 Animal noises made by number in Eton’s despised group (5)

26 Parasites found in middle of gilet nip Uncle Ted (4)

27 Transcend rhythm (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Cabinet-makers, 10 Commander, 11 Elgin, 12 Astride, 13 Inspect, 14 Cobber, 16 Agonised, 18 Realists, 20 Gandhi, 23 Essence, 24 Inkling, 26 Traps, 27 Portfolio, 28 Inconsiderate.

Down: 2 Admit, 3 Imagine, 4 Eddies, 5 Marriage, 6 Keeps in, 7 Regressed, 8 Ocean currents, 9 United Kingdom, 15 Boatswain, 17 Attempts, 19 Ionesco, 21 Asks for, 22 Nimrod, 25 Inlet.