Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/05/14

15/05/14
15/05/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Diplomat (10)

7 Draw out (8)

8 Pass over (4)

9 A cloud of dust (5)

10 Rank (7)

12 Pollution (13)

15 Inflates (5,2

17 Trap (5)

20 Incentive (4)

21 Feelings (8)

22 Violent epidemic disease (10)

DOWN

1 Share out (5)

2 Feast (7)

3 A stout pole (4)

4 Forewarning (8)

5 Beginning (5)

6 A Japanese garment (6)

11 Cheeky (8)

13 Meadow flowers (6)

14 Strain (7)

16 Of inferior quality (5)

18 Wash out (5)

19 Kitty (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Pastoral, 5 Trad, 9 Mr Big, 10 Tantric, 11 Countertenor, 13 Milord, 14 Dulcet, 17 Have no use for, 20 Secrete, 21 Trail, 22 Solo, 23 Psaltery.

Down: 1 Pomp, 2 Subsoil, 3 Organ-grinder, 4 Anthem, 6 Rerun, 7 Decorate, 8 Instrumental, 12 Emphasis, 15 Chorale, 16 Duress, 18 Vocal, 19 Play.