Compact crossword - The Scotsman 21/05/2015

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 A light military

vehicle (4)

8 Antiquated (8)

9 Exhausts (5)

10 Paramount (7)

12 A child’s bed(3)

13 Spelled out (9)

16 Disparages (9)

17 Speck (3)

19 A jump jet (7)

21 A narrow passage (5)

23 Broadbrimmedhat(8)

24 A memo (4)

DOWN

1 Girl’s name (8)

2 Reject with

contempt (5)

3 Obtained (3)

4 Firths (9)

5 Put on a

pedestal (7)

6 Article (4)

11 Knocked down (9)

14 Mysterious (8)

15 Bug (7)

18 A large group of animals,

birds, etc (5)

20 Affirm (4)

22 In vogue (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Parish-pump; 7 Trigger; 8 Thumb; 10 Bite; 11 Amnesiac; 13 Little; 15 Finger; 17 Sardinia; 18 Ring; 21 Raita; 22 Decider; 23 Chatterbox

Down: 1 Paint; 2 Rage; 3 Shrimp; 4 Pathetic; 5 Mousing; 6 Stabiliser; 9 Buck Rogers; 12 Claimint; 14 Tarnish; 16 Middle; 19 Index; 20 Scab