Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/07/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

24/07/14
24/07/14

ACROSS

1 Plot (8)

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5 Baton (4)

9 Rascal (5)

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10 Most direct route (7)

11 Quarrels (12)

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13 Overturns (6)

14 Appropriate (6)

17 Climbers (12)

20 Graduation certificate (7)

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21 Renown (5)

22 Unpleasantly moist (4)

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23 Pass judgment on (8)

DOWN

1 Restrain (4)

2 Minor irritants (7)

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3 Formal introduction (12)

4 Old stringed instrument (6)

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6 Friend (Sp) (5)

7 Kitchen sideboards (8)

8 Boxer (6-6)

12 No longer in fashion (8)

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15 Steal (7)

16 String of invective (6)

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18 Unfasten (5)

19 Farm building (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Backgammon, 7 Dominoes, 8 Dice, 9 Cheap, 10 Three Rs, 12 Pass the parcel, 15 Typhoon, 17 Ombre, 20 Pool, 21 Baccarat, 22 Balderdash.

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Down: 1 Booth, 2 Cuirass, 3 Good, 4 Misshape, 5 Oldie, 6 Ecarte, 11 Throbbed, 13 Anyhow, 14 Rum baba, 16 Halma, 18 Roach, 19 Acer.