Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/04/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1. Nonsense (coll) (10)

7. Sensible (7)

8. Beneath (5)

10. Refer to (4)

11. Shopkeeper (8)

13. Lay in wait (6)

15. An academic (6)

17. Fund managers (8)

18. West African country (4)

21. Waste away (5)

22. Ready to work (2,5)

23. French palace (10)

DOWN

1. Make a difference (5)

2. Attracted (4)

3. Shrivel up (6)

4. Instituted (8)

5. Maverick (7)

6. Wondered (10)

9. Large breed of dog (10)

12. Small birds of prey (8)

14. Everyday (7)

16. Sign of the zodiac (6)

19. Accumulate (5)

20. A jewel (4)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 7 Turn, 8 Iniquity, 9 Agile, 10 Obscene, 12 Ark, 13 Tobermory, 16 Navigator, 17 Zip, 19 Orinoco, 21 Drift, 23 Adelaide, 24 Auld.

Down: 1 Bulgaria, 2 Uncle, 3 Jig, 4 Wimbledon, 5 Succumb, 6 Eton, 11 Monarchic, 14 Rainfall, 15 Pianola, 18 Great, 20 Rude, 22 Vex.