Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/08/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Hot & cold (1,3,1)

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7 Harem (8)

8 Research & development (1,3,1)

10 Physical exercises (5,5)

12 In both directions (2,3,3)

14 Conjuror’s rod (4)

16 Small vessel (4)

17 Balcony (8)

20 Compensated (4,6)

23 Rhythm & blues (1,3,1)

24 White flower (8)

25 Bed & breakfast (1,3,1)

DOWN

1 Whore (6)

2 Ken ____, comedian (4)

3 Part of headdress (4)

4 Victoria & Albert (1,3,1)

5 Snowstorms (9)

6 Complained (6)

9 Drunk & disorderly (1,3,1)

11 Constantly quarrelling (3-3-3)

13 Regret (3)

15 Rest & relaxation (1,3,1)

16 Bewilder (6)

18 Uproar (6)

19 Ancient & Modern (1,3,1)

21 Love-god (4)

22 Long detailed story (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Belt, 8 Animates, 9 Agony, 10 Brittle, 12 Bar, 13 Evaporate, 16 Recruited, 17 And, 19 Crystal, 21 Benin, 23 Mandolin, 24 Cell. Down: 1 Belgrade, 2 Stone, 3 Far, 4 Disrupted,

5 Battery, 6 Peel, 11 Avoidable, 14 Tangible, 15 Crusade, 18 Wench, 20 Roam, 22 End.