Cryptic Crossword from Economic Times Bangalore (7497 of 28-08-2019) - Fillable and with solution

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Across:
1 About to be adjusted in old way, like boat engine (8)
5 Puzzle noticed after dance (6)
9 Harsh writer's behind Arabs in distress (8)
10 Badger has set about rats, wasting time (6)
12 Stone circle next to New York Times (4)
13 What nest thief did for breakfast? (7,3)
15 Roy is happy with the alternative treatment (13)
19 Scrap English trumpeter's unwanted possession (5,8)
23 Odd parts out of true in faulty bearings for engine (3,7)
25 Mark's sister is touring California (4)
28 City hideout's sweetmeat (6)
29 Old tower block about to be surrounded by trash (8)
30 Stop following extremely silly method (6)
31 Someone who appreciates fine art ate these bananas (8)

Down:
1 Worker lacks training as a public speaker (6)
2 Like roads in summer creating delay? (5)
3 Eject American cutting overtime (4)
4 Pasta recipe Olivia prepared (7)
6 Buccaneer ceding power up in arms (5)
7 Free role for replacement (5,4)
8 Smart alecks use wigs deviously, baffling Yard (4,4)
11 Northerner's way to control business (4)
14 Middle East port, an essential 7 (4)
15 Picked up Spooner's slender Europeans' footwear? (9)
16 Lines addressed to someone in theatre on leaving (3)
17 Dash about in final event (4)
18 Special stakes flanking grand parades (8)
20 Large (or little) one below ear primarily (4)
21 A king gets stuck into pecan nuts and crepe (7)
22 Award for third sculpture perhaps (6)
24 Join one European (5)
26 No end to prestige hoard (5)
27 Help a Yankee, for instance (4)
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Created at 22.00 hrs IST on 28-08-2019 from Bangalore

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