Compact crossword - The Scotsman 07/03/2014

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Increase in average temperature worldwide (6,7)

9 Strong, cold, dry wind (7)

10 Of regions (5)

11 Winter precipitation (4)

12 Undulation of sea’s surface (5)

16 Series of links (5)

17 Mistiness (4)

21 Arctic (5)

22 Violent storm (7)

23 Long-term difference in 15 down (7,6)

DOWN

1 Intellectuals in a group (7)

2 Rainy season (7)

3 Mound of stones (5)

4 Very light rain (7)

5 Evil spirit (5)

6 Nimble (5)

8 Sound of admiration (4-7)

13 The marl (anag) (7)

14 Colourful parade (7)

15 The elements (7)

18 Small spot (5)

19 Liquid (5)

20 Nebraskan city (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Woodcock, 5 Bloc, 9 Latin, 10 Build up, 11 Encroachment, 13 Naseby, 14 Andrew, 17 Constituents, 20 Impinge, 21 Share, 22 Eels, 23 Emanates. Down: 1 Wild, 2 Outings, 3 Contributing, 4 Cobras, 6 Ledge, 7 Cape Town, 3 Within reason, 12 Inactive,

15 Retract, 16 Stream, 18 Nepal, 19 Mews.