Compact crossword - The Scotsman 11/04/2012

Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Merriment (4)

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8 Incorporation of England and Scotland in 1707 (3,5)

9 Obstacle (5)

10 Burrowing marine invertebrate (7)

12 Pen’s contents (3)

13 Do you speak (word from French) (9)

16 Small bird (5-4)

17 Palindrome meaning vigour (3)

19 Loch in the Trossachs (7)

21 Revel (anag) (5)

23 Of the pouring forth of wine (8)

24 Throw into the air (4)

DOWN

1 League (8)

2 Seashore (5)

3 City technology college (1,1,1)

4 Failed to pay a debt (9)

5 Vertical (7)

6 Quartet (4)

11 Type of opening in a wall (3-6)

14 Of fried eggs, cooked on both sides (8)

15 Beg (7)

18 Air attack (5)

20 Tel _____, city in Israel (4)

22 Vessel holding host after consecration (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Approaches, 8 Lissome, 9 Allot, 10 None, 11 Boob, 12 Tun, 14 Escape, 15 Armada, 18 Tab, 20 Cram, 21 Amid, 23 Nadir, 24 Loosens, 25 Dermatitis. Down: 1 Arsenic, 2 Prod, 3 Ocelot, 4 Clambers, 5 Eclat, 6 Clandestine, 7 Standardise, 13 Spectrum, 16 Aimless, 17 Mallet, 19 Budge, 22 Host.