Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/03/2012

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Discarded fags I, before end of day, convert into fuel (6)

4 Hairstyle school cut short (4,4)

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9 Footballer, 51, changing robe (6)

10 Fail to include holiday away (5,3)

12 Only one piece of eight? (5)

13 Humanity is not expected to be elevated by it (5,4)

14 Ugly old woman’s protector said to be looking exhausted and unwell (7)

15 Sound the horn coming and going (4)

19 Good man with record pace (4)

21 New hood designed for the dance (7)

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24 Acrobatic revolver? (9)

26 Detailed working descriptions for glasses (5)

27 Come round with another coin when it is not expensive (8)

28 Not succeed in including number by the point who are easily persuaded (6)

29 The science that’s the study of Christianity perhaps (8)

30 Like the rod when forged (3,3)

DOWN

1 Go left, go, remove hat at place littered with bones (8)

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2 Damage shoe taking very long time (8)

3 and 5 How winner of race gets seat? (5,4,3,4)

6 Ben is seen after archdeacon gets up (5)

7 Piece on board that is for beginner (6)

8 Small and dainty animal, it has energy (6)

11 Agreed but not about being elderly (4)

16 Exaggerate position of despot (9)

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17 and 18 Put X on the ground to express displeasure (4,4,4,4)

20 Looking like Tom (7)

21 In Soho leaving difficult situation (4)

22 Coldest here to the east in France (6)

23 Track round in wood (6)

25 How turning right then left produced single turn in spiral shell (5)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 8 Firework, 9 Annexe, 10 Sunday, 11 Wayfarer, 12 Brat, 13 Run at a loss, 15 Strayed, 17 Hectare, 20 Heartsease, 22 Pupa, 24 Roasting, 26 Despot, 27 Cereal, 28 Importer.

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Down: 1 Liquor, 2 Vendetta, 3 Holy orders, 4 Skewing, 5 Hazy, 6 Entail, 7 Extensor, 14 The Mendips, 16 The joker, 18 Tapestry, 19 Languid, 21 Rasher, 23 Phoney, 25 Ills.

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Reversing light, 9 Dynasty, 10 Grouper, 11 Sprinkling, 12 Life, 14 Relent, 15 Hitherto, 17 Burglary, 19 Moppet, 22 Time, 23 Indulgence, 25 Nilotic, 26 Prorata, 27 Without a stitch.

Down: 1 Redistributing, 2 Ventral, 3 Resonantly, 4 Idylls, 5 Gigantic, 6 Iron, 7 Happier, 8 Order of the bath, 13 Throughout, 16 Grand cru, 18 Remblai, 20 Pennant, 21 Sulpha, 24 Utah.