Compact crossword - The Scotsman 05/06/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Cheek by _____ (4)

8 Instruction (8)

9 Retinue (5)

10 Restraint (7)

12 Atmosphere (3)

13 Working by itself (9)

16 ____________ tears (9)

17 Tommy Cooper’s hat (3)

19 Vehicles (7)

21 Military body (5)

23 Unfair behaviour (4,4)

24 Dog’s cry (4)

DOWN

1 Messenger (8)

2 ______ Presley (5)

3 12,19,10 or 12,8,21 or 13,9,10 (1,1,1)

4 Ballroom dance (4,5)

5 Suntrap (anag) (7)

6 Strange (4)

11 Square-dance (9)

14 Lacking professional skill (8)

15 Confused struggle (7)

18 Pastime (5)

20 Cover of a building (4)

22 West coast resort (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Implicated, 8 Reveals, 9 Crime, 10 Pine, 11 Hear, 12 Air, 14 Tossed, 15 Stable, 18 Aim, 20 Gram, 21 Hi-fi, 23 Error, 24 Craving, 25 Shoestring.

Down: 1 Invents, 2 Play, 3 Issues, 4 Accurate, 5 Erica, 6 Propitiates, 7 Debriefings, 13 Kedgeree, 16 Bribing, 17 Mascot, 19 March, 22 Dali.