Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 30/12/13

Monday’s puzzle...

30/12/13

Across

1 The man in the street has got a new inn-keeper (8)

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5 Petty tyrant moves son forward in regimental HQs (6)

9 Illustrated how to tear up old injury (8)

10 Find a place to play 17 across in the street (6)

12 At speed, tear about if reckless (9)

13 Small fish caught in one’s grasp, rather early (5)

14 Although ready to start driving, takes a seat (6)

17 Highland gathering held in Georgia and Maine on Sunday (5)

20 Build up Crete, for example (5)

21 May have to bear witness at trial (6)

24 Show character to get round obstinate following (5)

25 Want to take turns, but without much chance of success for them (4-5)

28 To trade on valuable metal could mean trouble (6)

29 Instructed coach to little boy to be disciplined (8)

30 Appear to start well, for about three months (6)

31 Man’s taking one joining a union to the islands (8)

DOWN

1 Glory is missing from a march-past (6)

2 To drive away by proclamation is hard (6)

3 Cross to the Grampian area to get the girl (5)

4 To have small piece of land for amphitheatre is not new (5)

6 Imagines growing vines will take a long time (9)

7 Small nation held some gold in full view (8)

8 Dissertation shows how to 15 down one’s enemies, initially (8)

11 Dislike having to rent out empty space (6)

15 Organised treat for nine in harbour (9)

16 Time-lines may follow small footpaths (6)

18 Proper scenery had nothing for us (8)

19 Judge wind instrument on tape, with little hesitation (8)

22 Stopped first-foot getting tipsy (6)

23 A Fringe show started with whispers, at some stage (6)

26 Is it hard to get into appropriate specialist market (5)

27 Look everywhere for leading counsel, in turn (5)