Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/13

Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

7 A while ago (4)

8 All set (8)

9 Clasp (5)

10 Instruction (7)

12 Grow old (3)

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13 Trial period (9)

16 Careless (9)

17 Beer (3)

19 Rumour (7)

21 Bear out (5)

23 Scholarly (8)

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24 Temper (4)

DOWN

1 Embroil (8)

2 Tranquillity (5)

3 Copy (3)

4 Reclining (9)

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5 Choral work (7)

6 Brief note (4)

11 Radio show (9)

14 Forgetfulness (8)

15 US state (7)

18 Of the highest quality (5)

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20 Eat away (4)

22 An expert (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 North Third, 7 Equator, 8 Drupe, 10 Trek, 11 Jalopies, 13 Adjoin, 15 Beagle, 17 Directed, 18 Scar, 21 Ruche, 22 Compass, 23 Southwaite. Down: 1 No use, 2 Ritz, 3 Herbal, 4 Hydrogen, 5 Routing, 6 West Calder, 9 Easter Ross, 12 Discreet, 14 Jericho, 16 Sea cow, 19 Crave, 20 Impi.