Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/07/14

Thursday’s puzzle...

24/07/14

ACROSS

1 Plot (8)

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5 Baton (4)

9 Rascal (5)

10 Most direct route (7)

11 Quarrels (12)

13 Overturns (6)

14 Appropriate (6)

17 Climbers (12)

20 Graduation certificate (7)

21 Renown (5)

22 Unpleasantly moist (4)

23 Pass judgment on (8)

DOWN

1 Restrain (4)

2 Minor irritants (7)

3 Formal introduction (12)

4 Old stringed instrument (6)

6 Friend (Sp) (5)

7 Kitchen sideboards (8)

8 Boxer (6-6)

12 No longer in fashion (8)

15 Steal (7)

16 String of invective (6)

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.

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.