Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 17/08/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Announces midscale adjustments (8)

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5 You are requested to use meadows during fitness programme (6)

9 Does sofa yield scallops and cockles, perhaps? (8)

10 Italian theatre has right number, pure and simple (6)

12 Reputation that’s established in the Spanish method of decoration (6)

13 Detective takes off his hat, perhaps (5)

16 Worked up without principal comic left (6)

17 Harem is real — go mingle! (8)

20 Her stats position her among the leading lights (3,5)

21 Distress on hearing about American currency (6)

23 One known as “the menace” was executed in Irish town (5)

25 Bible, perhaps, that is given to professional gambler (6)

28 One section is symbol of the times (6)

29 Get rid of misconception that sailor fell into neglect (8)

30 Appeared to view sea (6)

31 Lump of rock used a drug (8)

DOWN

1 Trade skill to some extent takes place of paperwork (4)

2 Keep quiet about one of 9 (4)

3 An occasion the Navy reportedly intended for giving decoration (9)

4 Writing follows fashion for transmitters (6)

6 London University police made this very clear (5)

7 Can don prove to be competent individual? (4,6)

8 London venue where lords woo ladies? (5,5)

11 Every eye (almost) is on straight and narrow way (5)

14 Cites hates engendered by appreciation of art (10)

15 Prejudicially classify place to put mail (10)

18 Hate the sound of an explosion that’s due in less than ten seconds (9)

19 Investigate publicity over decoration (5)

22 Corpses: the smell goes away eventually (6)

24 Slippage of inside left (5)

26 Wrestling that may add up to nothing (4)

27 Give covert information to US law officer concealing ultimate crime (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 8 Indicate, 9 Deeper, 10 Attack, 11 Literate, 12 Thor, 13 Laceration, 15 Threads, 17 Unloose, 20 Magic spell, 22 Sock, 24 Claptrap, 26 Anadem, 27 Snares, 28 Needless.

Down: 1 Snatch, 2 Disagree, 3 Backslides, 4 Replace, 5 Edit, 6 Ferret, 7 Mentions, 14 Ringleader, 16 Headland, 18 Obstacle, 19 Helping, 21 Import, 23 Crease, 25 Ruse.