Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 13/03/13

Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

7 Embarrassing mistake (4)

8 Delphinium (8)

9 Garden statuette (5)

10 Lawlessness (7)

12 Newt (3)

13 Nonsense (9)

16 Administrative officer (4,5)

17 Antelope (3)

19 Wiry (7)

21 Rap (5)

23 Food of the gods (8)

24 Skin eruption (4)

Down

1 In both directions (2,3,3)

2 Explosive device containing hydrogen (1-4)

3 Moose (3)

4 Rapture (9)

5 Chorist (anag) (7)

6 Press forwards (4)

11 Animal scientist (9)

14 Contempt and suspicion (8)

15 _ __ fertilisation (IVF) (2,5)

18 Lead-in (5)

20 Burial-vault (4)

22 Feline (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Dispatched, 8 Ecstasy, 9 Apron, 10 Lago, 11 Fund, 12 Rat, 14 Instep, 15 Bureau, 18 Cat, 20 Ream, 21 Gout, 23 Noble,

24 Proviso, 25 Bridgetown. Down: 1 Designs, 2 Scat, 3 Asylum, 4 Claudius, 5 Error, 6 Reminiscent, 7 Instruction, 13 Befriend,

16 Erosion, 17 Sample, 19 Tiber, 22 Hobo.