Compact crossword - The Scotsman 09/01/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

09/01/14

ACROSS

1 Put off till later (8)

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5 West African country (4)

9 A scholarship (5)

10 Wreath (7)

11 Engagements (12)

13 Type of rectangle (6)

14 To charm (6)

17 Sure thing, as in betting (US coll) (6,6)

20 Communicates (7)

21 Constellation (5)

22 Outhouse (4)

23 Natural (8)

DOWN

1 Messenger boy (4)

2 Surgeon’s knife (7)

3 Take up residence (3,4,5)

4 Japanese city (6)

6 Repeatedly (5)

7 Hard work (8)

8 List of offences (and penalties) (8,4)

12 Shells (8)

15 Inspect (7)

16 Appends (4,2)

18 Delicate network fabric (5)

19 Interweave (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Spruce pine, 7 Rambutan, 8 Acer, 9 Elder, 10 Escolar, 12 Horse chestnut, 15 Pimento, 17 Balsa, 20 Coco, 21 Fir trees, 22 Hydrangeas.

Down: 1 Small, 2 Robbers, 3 City, 4 Pinaster, 5 Ngaio, 6 Deja vu, 11 Scots fir, 13 Orison, 14 Tea tree, 16 Ebony, 18 Specs, 19 Wren.