Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/10/2014

Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Instrument playing regional concert (10,5)

9 Angry country? (7)

10 Bachelor happening to be taking a dip (7)

11 Intellect prepared having fixed attitude (7)

12 I retain remarkable sluggishness (7)

13 Check sneer soccer ref redeployed (5-9)

15 Act precipitately during steeplechase perhaps (4,4,6)

21 Clique has bed by American lake (7)

22 Fine and settled ready with charity bazaar (3,4)

23 Drape he removed from evergreen shrub (7)

24 Putting on weight (7)

25 Worriedly a block redirected path to wealth (6,5,4)

DOWN

1 Mystery of monogram GI never included retrospectively (6)

2 Lady in the clutches of one lean Oriental (7)

3 Semiconductor set? (10,5)

4 I left remarkably stolider senior citizen (7)

5 Endless information about cheese using few words (2,5)

6 Acting in such a way that it is likely to result in failure or cause an accident (2,3,5,5)

7 Gleam from catalogue with information outside (7)

8 Come to this zone where normal access is prohibited? (2-2,4)

14 Large number taking garden vessels (8)

16 Bag carried by schoolboys at Chelsea (7)

17 Sheepish young female? (3-4)

18 Is full, dangerously, I concluded, with pasta (7)

19 In exam nothing haphazardly produced earnestly (2,5)

20 Icy female showing no flexibility (6)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Gladsome, 5 Scotia, 9 Acid test, 10 Escort, 12 Scrawl, 13 Drama, 16 Apnoea, 17 Hedgepig, 20 Dalesman, 21 Disarm, 23 Gesso, 25 Chaste, 28 Almond, 29 Mainline, 30 Danish, 31 Headrest.

Down: 1 Goat, 2 Arid, 3 Setscrews, 4 Missal, 6 Cased, 7 and 8 Two can play at that game, 11 Alley, 14 and 15 Mad dogs and Englishmen, 18 Glistened, 19 Hatch, 22 Ravage, 24 Oinks, 26 Lice, 27 Beat.