Compact crossword - 30/07/15 The Scotsman

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 A puppet on strings (10)

7 Hurtful (7)

8 Of the highest quality (5)

10 Exclamation acknowledging a mistake (4)

11 Evocative (8)

13 Spread out (6)

15 Self-possessed (6)

17 Uncanny (8)

18 A petty quarrel (4)

21 A flipflop (5)

22 A magistrate in ancient Rome (7)

23 Moderation (10)

DOWN

1 Entangle (3,2)

2 A rod, pole or perch (4)

3 Forced out (6)

4 In work (8)

5 An ancient galley (7)

6 Rambling (10)

9 Ernest prayers (10)

12 Coming to pass (6,2)

14 The larva of a frog (7)

16 A northern sea-duck (6)

19 Weed out (5)

20 Symbol (4)

GRID K

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 7 Band, 8 Electric, 9 Light, 10 Adulate, 12 Ant, 13 Orchestra, 16 Detergent, 17 All, 19 Present, 21 Multi, 23 Cultural, 24 Viva.

Down: 1 Patience, 2 Idaho, 3 Beg, 4 Lend a hand, 5 At a loss, 6 Fist, 11 Brigandry, 14 Relative, 15 Density, 18 Suave, 20 Roué, 22 Alb.

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