Compact crossword - The Scotsman 16/05/14

16/05/14
16/05/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Utter a plaintive cry (5)

4 Voting agent (5)

10 Extreme (5)

11 Belgian (anag) (7)

12 Apple brandy (8)

13 Bluish-white element (4)

15 Specimen (6)

17 Simple verse (6)

19 Shortage (4)

20 Muslin (8)

23 Caustic (7)

24 Appointment to meet (5)

25 Crave (5)

26 Cake covering (5)

DOWN

2 Inn (5)

3 Generally (8)

5 Social class (4)

6 Photographing (1-6)

7 Mercury (11)

8 Monastic head (5)

9 Small cooking area (11)

14 Enormous (8)

16 Bacterium (7)

18 Lather (5)

21 Senior member (5)

22 Change of direction (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Ambassador, 7 Elongate, 8 Skip, 9 Stour, 10 Station, 12 Contamination, 15 Blows up, 17 Snare, 20 Spur, 21 Emotions, 22 Pestilence.

Down: 1 Allot, 2 Banquet, 3 Spar, 4 Alerting, 5 Onset, 6 Kimono, 11 Impudent, 13 Oxlips, 14 Tension, 16 Worse, 18 Rinse, 19 Pool.