Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 22/08/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Non-professionals (8)

5 Entreaty (4)

9 Anticipate (5)

10 Noticed (7)

11 Sporadic (12)

13 Fish-eating mammals (6)

14 Injure (6)

17 Disillusioned (12)

20 Flightless sea bird (7)

21 Endure (5)

22 Root vegetable (4)

23 Tie for first place (4-4)

DOWN

1 Partly open (4)

2 At odds with (7)

3 Businessman (12)

4 Begin again (6)

6 Type of coffee drink (5)

7 Accountants (8)

8 Polluted (12)

12 Reserve, a job, etc (4,4)

15 Flower (7)

16 Opportunity (6)

18 Impression (5)

19 Aperture (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Paddington, 7 Arterial, 8 Tang, 9 Panda, 10 Raccoon, 12 Winnie-the-Pooh, 15 Concept, 17 Brown, 20 Yogi, 21 Top-heavy, 22 Spectacled. Down: 1 Parka, 2 Dresden, 3 Ibis, 4 Goliaths, 5 Optic, 6 In toto, 11 Despotic, 13 Isopod, 14 Purcell, 16 Chimp, 18 Waved, 19 Epha.