Compact crossword - The Scotsman 01/05/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Group of apes (10)

7 Merci _____, thank you (French) (8)

8 Inner Hebridean island (4)

9 Body of judges (5)

10 Body of troops (7)

12 Dangerous antagonists (4,9)

15 Versus (7)

17 Gambol (5)

20 Lump of earth (4)

21 Hourglass (3,5)

22 Group of larks (10)

DOWN

1 Group of herons (5)

2 Carelessly untidy (7)

3 Group of trees (4)

4 The mineral jade (8)

5 Small shoot (5)

6 Group of crows (6)

11 Kernel’s protection (8)

13 Group of geese (6)

14 Vermouth (7)

16 Alphabetical list (5)

18 Group of geese in flight (5)

19 Taj Mahal city (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Awe, 9 Chorister, 10 Fungi, 11 Gallant, 12 Enormous, 14 Ugly, 15 Unit, 16 Affluent, 20 Skipper, 21 Oxlip, 23 Fragrance, 24 Awl.

Down: 1 Baffle, 2 Gean, 3 Schism, 4 Long-suffering, 5 Viola, 6 Strangle, 7 Grotty, 13 Original, 15 Unsafe, 17 Loosen, 18 Topple, 19 Apart, 22 Loaf.