Compact crossword - The Scotsman 29/05/14

29/05/14
29/05/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Indecisive (8)

5 Blemish (4)

9 A willow (5)

10 Cites (7)

11 Conference (12)

13 Indifference (6)

14 Smother (6)

17 Cardiologist (5-7)

20 Finished (7)

21 Tidiness (5)

22 Tax on goods (4)

23 Confidential (8)

DOWN

1 Circular band (4)

2 Dutch philosopher (1632-77) (7)

3 Reverses the course of events (5,3,4)

4 Almost (6)

6 Desert plants (5)

7 Took offence (at) (8)

8 All for the best (12)

12 Accumulated (8)

15 Battle (1513) (7)

16 Mix up (6)

18 Grown-up (5)

19 Examination (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Instalment, 7 Contract, 8 Tare, 9 By far, 10 Arrears, 12 Bank statement, 15 Actuary, 17 Edict, 20 Tutu, 21 In the red, 22 Eyeglasses.

Down: 1 Irony, 2 Setback, 3 Away, 4 Maturity, 5 Nitre, 6 Dry run, 11 Sterling, 13 Accrue, 14 Madness, 16 Usury, 18 Chess, 19 Stoa.