Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 02/05/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Church towers (8)

5 To a greater extent (4)

9 A very hard variety of quartz (5)

10 Encroachments (7)

11 Having no unpleasant consequences (4,8)

13 Owing money (2,4)

14 Cancels (coll) (6)

17 Map-maker (12)

20 Condition (7)

21 Principal artery (5)

22 The bouquet of wine (4)

23 Boughs (8)

DOWN

1 Tender (4)

2 Enlightened (7)

3 Attack unfairly (coll) (3,3,4,2)

4 A riddle (6)

6 African animal related to the giraffe (5)

7 Writer (8)

8 RAF officer (5-7)

12 Cornerstone (8)

15 Bring to light (7)

16 Enthusiasm (for) (6)

18 Runs amok (5)

19 Come to an end (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Shrewdness, 7 Beaucoup, 8 Rhum, 9 Bench, 10 Brigade, 12 Ugly customers, 15 Against, 17 Frisk, 20 Clod, 21 Egg timer, 22 Exaltation. Down: 1 Siege, 2 Raunchy, 3 Wood, 4 Nephrite, 5 Sprig, 6 Murder, 11 Nutshell, 13 Gaggle, 14 Martini, 16 Index,

18 Skein, 19 Agra.