Compact crossword - The Scotsman 01/05/15

01/05/15
01/05/15
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Quays (7-6)

9 Beef from the chest (7)

10 Spanish wine (5)

11 Flirtatious woman (4)

12 Exciting (5)

16 Stanza (5)

17 Belt (4)

21 Gulf state (5)

22 Unskilfully (7)

23 Way doctor reacts with patient (7,6)

DOWN

1 Cotton State (7)

2 Hoosier State (7)

3 Choosy (5)

4 Sunshine State (7)

5 Ladle (5)

6 Esau’s father (5)

8 Neglected child (11)

13 Empire State of the South (7)

14 Treasure State (7)

15 Empire State (3,4)

18 Gulf in Red Sea (5)

19 Acquire knowledge (5)

20 Lone Star State (5)

Thursday’s solution

Grid A

Across: 1 Steading, 5 Asti, 9 Dregs, 10 Garland, 11 Cobblestones, 13 Untidy, 14 Eclair, 17 Professional, 20 Radical, 21 Aisle, 22 Earn, 23 Immersed.

Down: 1 Side, 2 Ekes out, 3 Disobedience, 4 Nagged, 6 Stain, 7 Industry, 8 Protectorate, 12 Cutpurse, 15 Amasses, 16 Asylum, 18 Order, 19 Bend.