Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/06/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Bread-paste (5)

4 Darren _____, England cricketer (5)

10 Church cantata (5)

11 Should not (6’1)

12 Spasm (8)

13 Egg (4)

15 Gutter (6)

17 Outdoor meal (6)

19 Three Wise Men (4)

20 Another name for Boudicca (8)

23 Nil (7)

24 Irish loch (5)

25 Jagged (5)

26 Hard (5)

DOWN

2 Spirit measure (5)

3 Clamp down (3,5)

5 Debauched revel (4)

6 Retaliate (3,4)

7 Pep pill (11)

8 Large branch of a tree (5)

9 Abdominal pain (11)

14 Very hot Indian curry (8)

16 Should (5,2)

18 Hock (5)

21 Held on (5)

22 Vocalise (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Grand Duchy, 7 Tarrying, 8 Vary, 9 Adopt, 10 Pinnace, 12 Personalities, 15 Atrophy,17 Dough, 20 Snag, 21 Drumbeat, 22 Instalment.

Down: 1 Grand, 2 Apropos, 3 Dail, 4 Ungainly, 5 Haven, 6 Creche, 11 On the dot, 13 Extend, 14 Trouble, 16 Organ, 18 Graft, 19 Pull.