Compact crossword - The Scotsman 13/01/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Fairground slide (6-7)

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9 Track performer (7)

10 Meat-plate (5)

11 Hunch (4)

12 Half-door (5)

16 Singing group (5)

17 Order to stop (4)

21 Hate (5)

22 Planets’ farthest points from the sun (7)

23 Protester (6-7)

DOWN

1 Put into a cover (7)

2 Old form of chemistry (7)

3 Daughter of Zeus and Leda (5)

4 Return game (7)

5 Restless (5)

6 Verity (5)

8 Trickery (11)

13 Briefer (7)

14 Similar things (3,4)

15 Cold in the head (7)

18 Aggressively male (5)

19 Cleft (5)

20 Amulet (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Stricken 5 Weir, 9 Charm, 10 Imports, 11 Disseminated, 13 Oberon, 14 Strain, 17 Obstreperous, 20 Sincere, 21 Fling, 22 Lied, 23 Messages.

Down: 1 Sock, 2 Realise, 3 Comes to grief, 4 Enigma, 6 Egret, 7 Resident, 8 Spendthrifts, 12 Colossal, 15 Amusing, 16 Sphere, 18 Singe, 19 Ages.