Compact crossword - 05/08/15 The Scotsman

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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Confidential (4-4)

5 Persian ruler (4)

9 Capital of Vietnam (5)

10 Witty saying (7)

11 Person expected to succeed (4,8)

13 Nearest the centre (6)

14 Guffaw (3-3)

17 Sacred character in picture writing (12)

20 Component (7)

21 Lake in Sierra Nevada (5)

22 Detest (4)

23 Other end (anag) (8)

DOWN

1 Hidden ditch (2-2)

2 Ray (7)

3 Preparation for bald men (4,8)

4 Grassy plain (6)

6 Steed (5)

7 Place where one was born (4,4)

8 Have a period of poor luck (3,1,3,5)

12 Advanced technology (4-4)

15 Tired expression (5-2)

16 Cheerful (6)

18 Sports contest (5)

19 At this place (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Grid F

ACROSS: 1 Bureau, 4 Patent, 9 Arbiter, 10 Laser, 11 Cones, 12 Insults, 13 Going strong, 18 Dreamer, 20 Ozone, 23 Oriel, 23 Scottie, 24 Tokens, 25 Osprey.

Down: 1 Branch, 2 Robin, 3 Artisan, 5 Atlas, 6 Epsilon, 7 Thrust, 8 Brains trust, 14 Obelisk, 15 Riotous, 16 Adroit, 17 Celery, 19 Milan, 21 Otter.