Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/03/2014

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Algerian port (4)

8 Intermittently (3-3-2)

9 Eyed greedily (5)

10 Backless seat (7)

12 First number (3)

13 Bee in one’s bonnet (9)

16 Central Criminal Court of England (3,6)

17 Over-the-top (abbrev) (1,1,1)

19 Escape slowly (4,3)

21 Type of switch (2-3)

23 Be worth more (8)

24 Depose (4)

DOWN

1 First (8)

2 Start (5)

3 Surprised exclamation (3)

4 Ready-made (3-3-3)

5 Egg __ __ (2,5)

6 Lady’s name similar to Una (4)

11 Indirectly (9)

14 Not being employed (3,2,3)

15 Obverse (anag) (7)

18 Leading (2,3)

20 Egg (4)

22 Over (poetical) (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Suspending, 8 Oranges, 9 Gorge, 10 Bolt, 11 Ugli, 12 Ado, 14 Attire, 15 Cherub, 18 Ago, 20 Clam, 21 Data, 23 Cliff, 24 Ill-will, 25 Negligence.

Down: 1 Scarlet, 2 Sage, 3 Ensign, 4 Dog-fight, 5 Norma, 6 Forbearance, 7 Redoubtable, 13 Graceful, 16 Realise, 17 Rating, 19 Olive, 22 Flan.