Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 12/06/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Ancient settler in southern France and Spain (8)

5 Read cursorily (4)

9 Blush (5)

10 Tombstone inscription (7)

11 Learned lady (12)

13 Onomatopoeic (6)

14 Blush (6)

17 Memorable occasion (3-6,3)

20 Aquatic bird (7)

21 Saltpetre (5)

22 Hue (4)

23 Vegetation (8)

DOWN

1 Heraldic green (4)

2 Sucking sound (7)

3 One in the background exercising power (4,8)

4 Score (6)

6 Brownish-yellow (5)

7 Dark reddish-brown (8)

8 Old-fashioned grate with oven (7-5)

12 Dilapidated (8)

15 Conscript (7)

16 One making amends (6)

18 US singer/songwriter (5)

19 Covered with morning moisture (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Astute, 4 Athens, 9 Placate, 10 Lasso, 11 Liege, 12 Repulse, 13 Persevering, 18 Scarlet, 20 Crave, 22 Lotto, 23 Ostrich, 24 Sidles, 25 Admits. Down: 1 Appals, 2 Trade, 3 Travels, 5 Tulip, 6 Epsilon, 7 Shower, 8 Deprivation, 14 Exalted, 15 Recited, 16 Psalms, 17 Meshes, 19 Loose, 21 Alibi.