Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 28/06/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

Across

7 RC (5,8)

9 Bizarre (7)

10 Be educated (5)

11 Senior cleric (4)

12 Covered entrance (5)

16 Ruche (5)

17 Muslim mystic (4)

21 Sweet cicely (5)

22 Samson’s mistress (7)

23 Seven days after Pentecost (7,6)

DOWN

1 Used car (anag) (7)

2 Of a mountainous area in Italy (7)

3 Heavenly messenger (5)

4 Communion cup (7)

5 Communion table (5)

6 Boudicca’s tribe (5)

8 November 2nd (3,5,3)

13 One of the highest caste (7)

14 Virgin Mary (3,4)

15 Ultra-wide-angle lens (7)

18 Friendship (5)

19 Holy platter (5)

20 Fog (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Disabled, 5 Step, 9 Civil, 10 Rapture, 11 Knows the ropes, 13 Apathy, 14 Jargon, 17 Back-benchers, 20 Revolve, 21 Blank, 22 Core, 23 Vehement. Down: 1 Dock, 2 Savanna, 3 Below the belt, 4 Earthy, 6 Thump, 7 Pressing, 8 Approachable, 12 Barbaric, 15 Garbage, 16 Annexe, 18 Cover, 19 Skit.