Compact crossword - The Scotsman 22/05/2012

Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Wear down (6)

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8 Planet (6)

9 Hebridean island (4)

10 Control (8)

11 Counsel (6)

12 To a certain extent (6)

14 A subject (6)

17 Italian tenor (1873-1921) (6)

19 Large military units (8)

21 Stiffly formal (4)

22 Thinly scattered (6)

23 Funeral oration (6)

DOWN

1 Ridiculous (6)

2 Extremists (8)

3 Edict (6)

4 Small boat (6)

5 Scoff (4)

6 Earn money illicitly (coll) (6)

13 Windpipe (8)

15 precipitate (6)

16 Account book (6)

17 Obstinate (6)

18 Niggardly (6)

20 Pierce (with horns, etc (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Backstroke, 8 Acquire, 9 Larva, 10 Keep, 11 Stab, 12 Auk, 14 Outlaw, 15 Scrawl, 18 Raj, 20 Dozy, 21 Grid, 23 Nanna,

24 Lexicon, 25 Backgammon. Down: 1 Bequest, 2 Crib, 3 Sheath, 4 Rollback, 5 Karma, 6 Back to front, 7 Backsliding,

13 Hardback, 16 African, 17 Azalea, 19 Junta, 22 Exam.