Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/09/15

Thursday’s puzzle

10/09/15
10/09/15

ACROSS

7 A tidal flow in a river estuary (4)

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8 Followed the example (of) (8)

9 A buffalo (5)

10 Have an effect (on) (7)

12 Study (3)

13 The study of speech sounds (9)

16 Expressed an objection (9)

17 Know (3)

19 Conspire (7)

21 Pulverise (5)

23 Staunch (8)

24 Root vegetable (4)

DOWN

1 Keep under the thumb (8)

2 An evil spirit (5)

3 A mountain peak (3)

4 Added to (9)

5 Gratify fully (7)

6 A large floating mass of ice (4)

11 Gradually ceased to make, etc (6,3)

14 Purified (8)

15 Blue cheese (7)

18 Investigation (coll) (5)

20 On top of (4)

22 A pigsty (3)

Grid D

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Brilliance, 7 Lantern, 8 Small, 10 Oust, 11 Uncle Sam, 13 Lissom, 15 Beacon, 17 Graceful, 18 Lens, 21 Tempo, 22 Well-lit, 23 Brightness.

Down: 1 Bonus, 2 Idea, 3 Lining, 4 Absolved, 5 Classic, 6 Floodlight, 9 Luminosity, 12 Love-song, 14 Stammer, 16 Outwit, 19 Ellis, 20 Clue.