Compact Crossword - The Scotsman - 27/03/14

Compact crossword
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Here is Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7. Stray animal (4)

8. Sets aside (8)

9. Railway truck (5)

10. Universal remedy (7)

12. Acquire (3)

13. Scientist (9)

16. Get rid of (4,5)

17. Hire out (3)

19. Short prayer (7)

21. A fold (in cloth, etc) (5)

23. Turncoat (8)

24. Cut with shears (4)

DOWN

1. City in California (8)

2. Happening (5)

3. Wager (3)

4. A cannonade (9)

5. Counterpoise (7)

6. Hebridean island (4)

11. Doctor (9)

14. Plot outline (8)

15. An artist’s studio (7)

18. Loose (5)

20. German car-maker (4)

22. Group (3)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 1 Categorise, 7 Inwards, 8 Tired, 10 Euro, 11 Catching, 13 Stolid, 15 Indeed, 17 Antelope, 18 Swan, 21 Karma, 22 Reshape, 23 Horselaugh. Down: 1 Cower, 2 Tory, 3 Gasbag, 4 Reticent, 5 Sardine, 6 Tiger shark, 9 Dog’s dinner, 12 Williams, 14 Ontario, 16 Spiral, 19 Wrath, 20 Esau.