Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 22/04/14

Tuesday’s puzzle...

22/04/14

ACROSS

1 We hear 19 will be seen to waste away (7)

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5 Ancestral Pharaoh reveals first letter (5)

Solution 22/04/14

11 A sort of nepotism offers traditional ways to bond (3,3,6,3)

12 Electromagnetic units used by Australian runners (4)

13 Deer’s back legs (5)

14 It’s put on over hose (4)

17 What sun may do to colour if left on the sands (6)

18 If it sounds like it may be inclement ... (7)

20 ... Preach change before sea initially dries up (7)

22 Motley crew tease with chasing game (6)

24 Leaders of republican army in Damascus carried out surprise attack (4)

25 Courtyard formed of soil with different origin (5)

26 Hungry animal held back by rising tide (4)

29 I shout and lasses gather in Polynesia (5,3,7)

30 Money collected going around Scotland’s National Trust (5)

31 Knock around by one behaving like an infant (7)

DOWN

2 The person who makes felt price of one on the large side (3,6,6)

3 Just single (4)

4 Soft drug prompts his inclusion in tag for Twitter topic (7)

6 Fully informed, you will be in this if back in the swim (4)

7 To use physical violence against top teacher over punishment will be big news (3,3,9)

8 To lose capital parent is something else! (5)

9 Smudge around eyes? Do wash properly! (6)

10 Measures taken about orbit of heavenly bodies (7)

15 Have 23 split up when graduate’s faced with article? (5)

16 Monument put up for example by woman (5)

19 Give notice of increase in software packages (7)

21 Varieties of 9, perhaps, found in original sinners’ hell (6)

22 Retains composure after this drink (7)

23 Swamped with silence after being off in Scotland (5)

27 Taps into at the end, for a short talk (4)

28 Confederate who’s friendly until executed (4)