Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/11/14

12/11/14
12/11/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Eleventh hour (4,6)

7 Asserted positively (8)

8 Manufactured (4)

9 Big (5)

10 Long steps (7)

12 Engage in conflict (5,3,5)

15 Disperse (7)

17 Most bad (5)

20 Lawsuit (4)

21 Outline of plot (8)

22 South African gnu (10)

DOWN

1 Large gland (5)

2 Cylindrical meat (7)

3 Scale of hardness of solids (4)

4 Naked states (8)

5 Times (music) (5)

6 Second Coming (6)

11 Desserts (anag) (8)

13 Heavenly drink (6)

14 Quarantine (7)

16 Fountain in Rome (5)

18 Broke (5)

19 Aromatic plant (4)

Yesterday’s solution

Across: 8 Pun, 9 Neolithic, 10 Rabbi, 11 Thermal, 12 Supposed, 14 Hold, 15 Real, 16 Stricken, 20 Get up to, 21 Drill, 23 Exclusion, 24 Fun.

Down: 1 Sparks, 2 Snib, 3 Indigo, 4 Don’t mention it, 5 Linen, 6 Shamrock, 7 Scaled, 13 Practice, 15 Regret, 17 Indent, 18 Nylons, 19 Spout, 22 Iffy.