Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/07/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Lager (4)

8 ______ Johannson, US actress (8)

9 Precious stone (5)

10 Military officer (7)

12 Irk (3)

13 University lecturer (9)

16 Commanding officer’s assistant’s office (9)

17 Towards the stern (3)

19 Relating to space (7)

21 Pale (5)

23 Dour rite (anag) (8)

24 Long story (4)

DOWN

1 Clergyman’s title (8)

2 Rainbow colour (5)

3 Inquire (3)

4 Former government department (3,6)

5 _____ XIII, Spanish king 1886-1931 (7)

6 Swelling on eyelid (4)

11 Burmese river (9)

14 Out of view of audience (8)

15 Pungent condiment (7)

18 Phantom (5)

20 Pudding eaten at Christmas (4)

22 Wife (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Monopolise, 8 On-going, 9 Mimic, 10 Pack, 11 Odin, 12 Act, 14 Inlets, 15 Wrench, 18 Aft, 20 Esau, 21 Magi, 23 Ettle, 24 Panache, 25 Trolley-bus.

Down: 1 Magical, 2 Nail, 3 Pagoda, 4 Luminary, 5 Samba, 6 Complicated, 7 Scotch pines, 13 Ethereal, 16 Nuances, 17 Sample, 19 Tutor, 22 Snub.