Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/06/13

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 For 24 hours (5-3-5)

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9 A coloured handkerchief (7)

10 Put forward (5)

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11 Eat away with acid (4)

12 Surrounded by (5)

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16 Break up (5)

17 Japanese wrestling (4)

21 Respond to a stimulus (5)

22 Makes possible (7)

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23 Talks (13)

DOWN

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1 Vexed question (7)

2 The hedge-sparrow (7)

3 Perfect (5)

4 Statement of money owing (7)

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5 Swells (coll) (5)

6 Garment (5)

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8 Rectors (11)

13 Stifle (7)

14 Precious metal in bulk (7)

15 Be composed of (7)

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18 Strengthen (5)

19 Discourage (5)

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20 Moulds (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Dough, 4 Gough, 10 Motet, 11 Oughtn’t, 12 Hiccough, 13 Ovum, 15 Trough, 17 Picnic, 19 Magi, 20 Boadicea, 23 Nothing, 24 Lough, 25 Rough, 26 Tough.

Down: 2 Optic, 3 Get tough, 5 Orgy, 6 Get even, 7 Amphetamine, 8 Bough, 9 Stomachache, 14 Vindaloo, 16 Ought to, 18 Hough, 21 Clung, 22 Sing.