Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 14/03/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Preventative action (10)

7 Stick out (7)

8 Composition (mus) (5)

10 Therefore (4)

11 Entire (8)

13 Wild garlic (6)

15 Turning-point (6)

17 Informed (8)

18 River of central Europe (4)

21 Tests (abbrev) (5)

22 Stroll (7)

23 Reached a stalemate (10)

Down

1 Spike of a fork (5)

2 Regular (4)

3 Writer (6)

4 Mounted soldiers (8)

5 Safety valves (7)

6 Outward show (10)

9 Bursars (10)

12 Perplexed (8)

14 Marsh-gas (7)

16 Reaches (4,2)

19 Old-fashioned (5)

20 Rubbish (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 7 Boob, 8 Larkspur, 9 Gnome, 10 Anarchy, 12 Eft, 13 Poppycock, 16 Town clerk, 17 Gnu, 19 Stringy, 21 Knock, 23 Ambrosia, 24 Rash.

Down: 1 To and fro, 2 H-bomb, 3 Elk, 4 Transport, 5 Ostrich, 6 Push, 11 Zoologist, 14 Cynicism, 15 In vitro, 18 Intro, 20 Tomb, 22 Cat.