Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 27/06/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Crippled (8)

5 Short journey (4)

9 Polite (5)

10 Extreme delight (7)

11 Understand how to do something (4,3,5)

13 Indifference (6)

14 Slang (6)

17 Some MPs (4-8)

20 Rotate (7)

21 Expressionless (5)

22 Central part (4)

23 Forceful (8)

DOWN

1 Curtail (4)

2 Grassy plain (7)

3 Not according to the rules (5,3,4)

4 Vulgar (6)

6 Trounce (5)

7 Urgent (8)

8 Easy to talk to (12)

12 Brutal (8)

15 Refuse (7)

16 Extension (6)

18 Conceal (5)

19 Piece of banter (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Hartebeest, 7 Trucking, 8 Bear, 9 Demon, 10 Cheetah, 12 Spiny anteater, 15 Askrigg, 17 Koala, 20 Bull, 21 Leathery (or leathern), 22 Rhinoceros. Down: 1 Horse, 2 Raccoon, 3 Exit, 4 Egg-white, 5 Sable, 6 Savage, 11 Pangolin, 13 Possum, 14 Another, 16 Ralph, 18 Loris, 19 Talc.