Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/02/14

06/02/14
06/02/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A doeskin shoe (8)

5 Sleeping (poetic) (4)

9 Belief (5)

10 Forceful (7)

11 Novelist (1903-50) (6,6)

13 Concept (6)

14 Large bottle (6)

17 Forgetfulness (6-6)

20 Ancient galley (7)

21 Follow on (5)

22 Obligation (4)

23 Poet Laureate (1850-92) (8)

DOWN

1 Speechless (4)

2 Link up (7)

3 Light meal (9,3)

4 In the same place (Latin) (6)

6 Bender (coll) (5)

7 House (8)

8 A portable light (5,7)

12 Superfluous (8)

15 Estimates (7)

16 Unit of electric current (6)

18 Move (5)

19 A senior cleric (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Free-for-all, 7 Arm-in-arm, 8 Okay, 9 Stain, 10 Antenna, 12 Spine-chilling, 15 Obtrude, 17 Under, 20 Ling, 21 Assailed, 22 Standing up.

Down: 1 First, 2 Edition, 3 Flap, 4 Romantic, 5 Loose, 6 Cannon, 11 Acid rain, 13 Public, 14 Lending, 16 Right, 18 Eye up, 19 Asti.