Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 13/07/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

7 Priest (3,2,3,5)

9 Devastating (7)

10 Make good one’s escape (5)

11 Change course (4)

12 Engender (5)

16 Army officer (5)

17 Rip-off (4)

21 A delicate silk fabric (5)

22 Within reach (2,5)

23 Merciful (13)

DOWN

1 Gain strength (7)

2 Tempted (7)

3 In progress (5)

4 Plots (7)

5 Spurious (5)

6 Scrap (5)

8 Play-acting (11)

13 Sideways (7)

14 Dishonour (7)

15 Thwarted (7)

18 The animals kept on a farm (5)

19 Covered heap of potatoes, etc (5)

20 Endure (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Clown, 4 Idiot, 10 Orris, 11 Swindle, 12 Riddance, 13 Pair, 15 Jokers, 17 Imelda, 19 Scam, 20 Bonehead, 23 Electro, 24 Inane, 25 Cynic, 26 Geese.

Down: 2 Lured, 3 Wiseacre, 5 Drip, 6 Oddball, 7 Court jester, 8 Psych, 9 Merry-andrew, 14 Imbecile, 16 Knavery, 18 Moron, 21 Evans, 22 Etui.