Compact crossword - The Scotsman 29/05/13

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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Fielding position (5,5)

7 Cheapest accommodation (8)

8 Bent object (4)

9 _____ man, type of ball bowled (5)

10 Give a false alarm (3,4)

12 Provision of welfare services (9,4)

15 Cleared (anag) (7)

17 Wicket (5)

20 Ian _____, England cricketer (4)

21 Organic compounds (8)

22 Reserve (7,3)

DOWN

1 Take hold of (5)

2 Asian country (7)

3 Street (4)

4 Speed at which cricket balls are bowled (4,4)

5 Not at all (5)

6 Cricketer (6)

11 Mezzanine floor (8)

13 Batsman (6)

14 Caterpillar (7)

16 US TV legal drama (1,1,3)

18 Fielding position (3-2)

19 Most excellent (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Log, 9 Surrender, 10 Argue, 11 Comfort, 12 Slipshod, 14 Stir, 15 Lope, 16 Estrange, 20 Prophet, 21 Going, 23 Obedience, 24 Cog.

Down: 1 Floats, 2 Agog, 3 Ushers, 4 Precious stone, 5 Beams, 6 Edmonton, 7 Crater, 13 Implores, 15 Laptop, 17 Ragged, 18 Engage, 19 Chain, 22 Inch.