Compact crossword - The Scotsman 30/04/14

30/04/14
30/04/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Two days before Easter (4,6)

7 Disciplinarian (8)

8 Pew (4)

9 Core (5)

10 Clerical cap (7)

12 Day before Ash Wednesday (6,7)

15 Small fish of the herring family (7)

17 and 20 Day before Ash Wednesday (5,4)

21 Impale (8)

22 Day before Ash Wednesday (7,3)

DOWN

1 Prayer before a meal (5)

2 Canadian province (7)

3 Baptismal vessel (4)

4 Secret love affair (8)

5 Church passageway (5)

6 Women’s loose gown (6)

11 Swiss (8)

13 Peckish (6)

14 Singular bit of lather (7)

16 Minor prophet (5)

18 Make godlike (5)

19 Lifting device (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Dim, 9 Launching, 10 Get up, 11 Italian, 12 Outposts, 14 Beta, 15 Axle, 16 Rewarded, 20 Runs off, 21 Colic, 23 Pretences, 24 Rim.

Down: 1 Adagio, 2 Smut, 3 Aleppo, 4 Put into effect, 5 Scram, 6 Dividend, 7 Uganda, 13 Talented, 15 Abrupt, 17 Access, 18 Decamp, 19 Dover, 22 Lark.