Cryptic Crossword from Sunday Times Chennai (2921 dated 22-12-2013) (Fillable and with solution)

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Across:
1.Small gate with a keeper in attendance (6)
4.Friendly note in a message (8)
9.He's stupid in trying to open it without a key (6)
10.Compromise and put a stop to bad temper (8)
12. Mr. O'Crassey crashed in American plane (8)ANAGRAM of MR O CASSEY
13.A quick grasp of music (6)
15.Check a king, a German one (4)
16.Went and gave a sinister description (4-6)
19.Balances books without any profit (10)
20.Father caught in end of mattress springs (4)
23.Defame a large number and get into a row (6)
25.Sweet dog Bill Sikes owned (5-3)
27.A popular calling perhaps (8)
28.An even chance the matador will try to avoid (4-2)
29.Firm rule about the French salad (8)
30.Person who stoops to alcoholic excess (6)

Down:
1.Castle described in words (7)ANAGRAM of IN WORDS
2.It comes from Necca, this religious instruction (9)ANAGRAM of MECCA THIS
3.Game in the form of a puzzle (6)ANAGRAM of GAME IN
5.It may flow and sound like the sea (4)
6.When cutting it drives round the links (5,3)
7.He's endlessly resolved to leave a small place out (5)
8.Protected from shock but still broken-hearted (7)ANAGRAM of HEARTED
11.Quakers' companions (7)
14.One of two footholds on the mount (7)
17.Unhappy crowd indeed (9)
18.He made himself a butt of criticism (8)not solved
19.In a way Marconi was of Latin descent (7)ANAGRAM of MARCONI
21.Retired train-bearer (7)
22.retreat for a chap about fifty (6)
24.Native love call altered (5)CHRADE+ANAGRAM (O for LOVE+CALL)
26.She takes me up for mother (4)
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Created at 15.30 hrs IST on 22-12-2013

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