Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/08/2013

Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Wading bird (4)

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8 Thrilling (8)

9 Punctuation mark (5)

10 Stay away from (7)

12 A female swan (3)

13 Laid it on thick (9)

16 Australian city (9)

17 Bog (3)

19 Run into (7)

21 Sharp practice (5)

23 Safeguard (8)

24 Killed (4)

DOWN

1 Outdated (8)

2 English racecourse (5)

3 A mountain peak (3)

4 Approaching (9)

5 Stowed away (7)

6 Draw together (4)

11 Flatfish (9)

14 Carried into effect (8)

15 Put an end to (7)

18 Total profit (5)

20 Monster (4)

22 Study (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Door-to-door, 7 Codeine, 8 Fudge, 10 Deed, 11 Edentate, 13 Medley, 15 Tended, 17 Charades, 18 Daft, 21 Lendl,

22 Diabolo, 23 Bridgetown. Down: 1 Dodge, 2 Odin, 3 Trendy, 4 Defender, 5 Old maid, 6 Academical, 9 Emendation, 12 Detailed, 14 Drainer, 16 Meddle, 19 Adorn, 20 Dado.