Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/13

Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

7 A while ago (4)

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8 All set (8)

9 Clasp (5)

10 Instruction (7)

12 Grow old (3)

13 Trial period (9)

16 Careless (9)

17 Beer (3)

19 Rumour (7)

21 Bear out (5)

23 Scholarly (8)

24 Temper (4)

DOWN

1 Embroil (8)

2 Tranquillity (5)

3 Copy (3)

4 Reclining (9)

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)

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.