Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/02/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 One behind another (6,4)

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7 Percussion instrument (4,4)

8 Destiny (4)

9 Anteroom (5)

10 Cover (7)

12 Have a great success (3,3,7)

15 A ceremonial staff (7)

17 Swells (5)

20 Egyptian goddess (4)

21 Inn-keeper (8)

22 An illicit dealer (10)

DOWN

1 US state (5)

2 Differ (7)

3 Well-ventilated (4)

4 Well-known (8)

5 Chockfull (5)

6 Recover consciousness (4,2)

11 Feeble (8)

13 As a precaution (2,4)

14 Shrewd (7)

16 Italian sauce (5)

18 Natural aptitude (5)

19 Competent (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Electron, 5 Tele, 9 Scope, 10 Creep up, 11 Free-spirited, 13 Impost, 14 Upshot, 17 Technicality, 20 Ice beer, 21 Think, 22 Tank, 23 Reinvent.

Down: 1 Else, 2 Ego-trip, 3 The bee’s knees, 4 Occupy, 6 Expat, 7 Expedite, 8 Metropolitan, 12 District, 15 Hotline, 16 Scarce, 18 Clean, 19 Skit.