Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/07/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 A hare’s tail (4)

8 Gemstone (8)

9 An interrogation mark (5)

10 Associate (with) (7)

12 Wicked (3)

13 Vast (9)

16 Panic-stricken (9)

17 A rogue (3)

19 Strolls (7)

21 Animal enclosure (5)

23 City in California (8)

24 A mystic symbol (4)

DOWN

1 Exact (8)

2 A large wading bird (5)

3 Craze (3)

4 Disowned (9)

5 Small wind instrument (7)

6 Old Russian emperor (4)

11 Obeyed (9)

14 Dull and sluggish (8)

15 Slow but sure (7)

18 Apologetic (5)

20 Regrettably (4)

22 Very angry (3)

Yesterday’s solutions

Across: 1 Danish blue, 7 Earlier, 8 Coded, 10 Ways, 11 Emmental, 13 Normal, 15 Fondue, 17 So-called, 18 Feta, 21 Ratty, 22 Raiment, 23 Caerphilly.

Down: 1 Derby, 2 Nail, 3 Shrimp, 4 Bachelor, 5 Updated, 6 Red Windsor, 9 Dolcelatte, 12 Waylayer, 14 Ricotta, 16 Dearth, 19 Every, 20 Kill.