Compact crossword - The Scotsman 29/07/15

29/07/15
29/07/15
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 13 across (4)

8 Charged (8)

9 Whitish (5)

10 Flatter (7)

12 Emmet (3)

13 Carthorse (anag) (9)

16 Cleanser (9)

17 Everything (3)

19 Now (7)

21 Many (prefix) (5)

23 Artistic (8)

24 Long live (Italian) (4)

DOWN

1 Perseverance (8)

2 NW US state (5)

3 Plead (3)

4 Help (4,1,4)

5 In deficit (2,1,4)

6 Clenched hand (4)

11 Banditry (9)

14 Proportional (8)

15 Compactness (7)

18 Bland (5)

20 Rake (4)

22 Clerical vestment (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Mushroomed, 8 Disturb, 9 Fraud, 10 Slew, 11 Stun, 12 Era, 14 Nod off, 15 Cosmic, 18 Err, 20 Loam, 21 Prim, 23 Drove, 24 Dragoon, 25 Statements. Down: 1 Misdeed, 2 Soul, 3 Rebate, 4 Off and on, 5 Erase, 6 Odds and ends, 7 Advancement, 13 Affluent, 16 Maroon, 17 Random, 19 Roost, 22 Pawn.