Cryptic Crossword - The Scotsman 18/02/13

Monday’s puzzle...

Across

8 Ox (3)

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9 Next to (9)

10 Stick (5)

11 Gleaner (anag) (7)

12 Strong (8)

14 Mix with a spoon (4)

15 Ego (4)

16 Obliterating (8)

20 Policeman (7)

21 Faithful (5)

23 Papua __ __ (3,6)

24 11,10,20 (1,1,1)

DOWN

1 Bushy herb (6)

2 Gull-like seabird (4)

3 Foreman (6)

4 Patient (4-9)

5 Representative (5)

6 Opera texts (8)

7 Bank clerk (6)

13 Game-birds (8)

15 _____Ranger, one with home in London and in the country (6)

17 On the water (6)

18 Eight pints (6)

19 One who should “be prepared” (5)

22 Philosophic meditation (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Aisle, 7 Felonies, 8 Stiff, 10 Tabernacle, 12 Barnacle, 14 Scum, 16 Luge, 17 Advances, 20 Scallywags, 23 Elope,

24 Armenian, 25 Agate. Down: 1 Absorb, 2 Lift, 3 Hebe, 4 Sound, 5 Hitchcock, 6 Esteem, 9 Fatal, 11 Programme, 13 Lid, 15 Range, 16 Lascar, 18 Sphere, 19 Fling, 21 Wrap, 22 Slog.