Compact crossword - The Scotsman 07/05/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Bobcat (4)

8 Blue-violet or white flowering plant (8)

9 Games (5)

10 Usefulness (7)

12 Gold coin (abbrev) (3)

13 Artificially nourished (6-3)

16 Type of cosmetic (9)

17 9, 10, 19 (1,1,1)

19 Means of conveyance (7)

21 Mounted combat (5)

23 Light shower (8)

24 Develop (4)

DOWN

1 Orchestral composition (8)

2 Surcharge (5)

3 Loo (3)

4 Citation (9)

5 Be uncomfortably hot (7)

6 Zeal (4)

11 Feminine (9)

14 Light-sensitive coating (8)

15 Headache pill (7)

18 Blacksmith’s workshop (5)

20 Glimpse (4)

22 Monetary unit of Bulgaria (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Chihuahuas, 8 Ominous, 9 Cairo, 10 Fake, 11 Wane, 12 Sad, 14 Nettle, 15 Adores, 18 Mad, 20 Ewer, 21 Idle, 23 Naomi, 24 Respond, 25 Interposed.

Down: 1 Cricket, 2 Idle, 3 Unseat, 4 Hacienda, 5 Amiss, 6 Confinement, 7 Condescends, 13 Blue Nile, 16 Redwood, 17 Bear up, 19 Drown, 22 Isis.