Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/07/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Worry (4)

8 Witty replies (8)

9 Furious (5)

10 Punishment (7)

12 For what reason (3)

13 Temperament (9)

16 Obtaining (9)

17 Throw-in (3)

19 Large American lizards (7)

21 Obtain drugs (coll) (5)

23 Suave (8)

24 Demeanour (4)

DOWN

1 Platter (8)

2 Large wading bird (5)

3 Askew (3)

4 Coming into view (9)

5 Sideways (7)

6 Tell jokes (4)

11 Mountebank (9)

14 Urged strongly (8)

15 South American country (7)

18 Rascal (5)

20 Clarified butter (4)

22 Thirsty (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Bubble bath, 7 True rib, 8 Libya, 10 Elbe, 11 Buffeted, 13 Tablet, 15 Bounds, 17 Rabbinic, 18 Bulb, 21 Belle, 22 Proverb, 23 Brainchild.

Down: 1 Blurb, 2 Bark, 3 Labour, 4 Bullfrog, 5 Tibetan, 6 Street arab, 9 Addis Ababa, 12 Beriberi, 14 Babbler, 16 Biopic, 19 U-bend, 20 Gobi.

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