Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 31/12/13

Tuesday’s puzzle...

31/12/13

ACROSS

1 Featured conglomerate of traders (7)

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5 Goods to be sold by staff (5)

Monday's solution

11 Is one Queen’s attendant a tart? (3,4,2,6)

12 Pack in a hundred with battering implement (4)

13 Lost heart in affair with posh mum (5)

14 First letters received in dawn of love for heartthrob (4)

17 Convulsed lassie rolling in these? (6)

18 Height of game’s reversed in situation (7)

20 Stress of playing tennis is about nothing (7)

22 Boy is without marks against him (6)

24 Ponder over island (4)

25 Skiing area where poles get twisted (5)

26 Foreign Office takes on marines’ previous record (4)

29 It’s fiction that after going no distance on university river one discovers fine material (3,8,4)

30 Pursue son to have a serious word, perhaps (5)

31 Puts up with final caper and leaves high and dry (7)

DOWN

2 Money owed on horse race is over a trillion pounds (3,8,4)

3 Artist or opposite number may behave as if lionised (4)

4 To finish with listeners is appealing (7)

6 City seized by ancient royalty (4)

7 Obscure bird may come to rest in fantasy world (5,6,4)

8 5 have a change of heart and decline to go further (5)

9 Bids to start off funds (6)

10 River-caught fish are cooked thus (7)

15 It’s clear that one’s included in arrangement (5)

16 Utter thanks inclusively for Chinese sauce (5)

19 Mysterious marks of injury sustained when strapped to a mast (7)

21 Get hold of naval hero (6)

22 Believer tips bat over (7)

23 Change clock at 11.59 in the morning (5)

27 First friend’s total dereliction (4)

28 Lay odds on a second-rater (4)