Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/04/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1. Nonsense (coll) (10)

7. Sensible (7)

8. Beneath (5)

10. Refer to (4)

11. Shopkeeper (8)

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13. Lay in wait (6)

15. An academic (6)

17. Fund managers (8)

18. West African country (4)

21. Waste away (5)

22. Ready to work (2,5)

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23. French palace (10)

DOWN

1. Make a difference (5)

2. Attracted (4)

3. Shrivel up (6)

4. Instituted (8)

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5. Maverick (7)

6. Wondered (10)

9. Large breed of dog (10)

12. Small birds of prey (8)

14. Everyday (7)

16. Sign of the zodiac (6)

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19. Accumulate (5)

20. A jewel (4)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 7 Turn, 8 Iniquity, 9 Agile, 10 Obscene, 12 Ark, 13 Tobermory, 16 Navigator, 17 Zip, 19 Orinoco, 21 Drift, 23 Adelaide, 24 Auld.

Down: 1 Bulgaria, 2 Uncle, 3 Jig, 4 Wimbledon, 5 Succumb, 6 Eton, 11 Monarchic, 14 Rainfall, 15 Pianola, 18 Great, 20 Rude, 22 Vex.