Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 30/05/2012

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Wednesday’s grid

ACROSS

1 Way of riding (10)

7 Towards the side (8)

8 Bloody (4)

9 Perfect (5)

10 Be chairman (7)

12 Very funny (4-9)

15 Most of the time (2,1,4)

17 Reverse of a single (music) (1-4)

20 March 15 (4)

21 Underworld organisations (8)

22 Rattlesnake (10)

DOWN

1 Supported a faction (5)

2 Time for payment (3,4)

3 Mop (4)

4 Seize goods of debtor (8)

5 Former capital of Nigeria (5)

6 John _____, English poet (6)

11 Final programme (8)

13 Interior (6)

14 Fought (7)

16 Hindu sage (5)

18 Contributor (5)

19 Opposed (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Rag, 9 Challenge, 10 Trace, 11 Genteel, 12 Chastity, 14 Flow, 15 Spry, 16 Gradient, 20 Lampoon, 21 Aware, 23 Mendicant, 24 Cut. Down: 1 Critic, 2 Agra, 3 Accent, 4 Daughter-in-law, 5 Underlie, 7 Fellow, 13 Acrimony, 15 Solemn, 17 Dearth, 18 Treaty, 19 Topic, 22 Arch.