Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 31/05/13

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Friday’s puzzle

Across

7 Not excitable (13)

9 Intertwined (7)

10 Sponge (5)

11 Flat (4)

12 Employing (5)

16 Fashion (5)

17 Resembling (4)

21 Roasting framework (3-1-1)

22 ________-upon-Tweed (7)

23 Honest (4-3-6)

Down

1 Wine seller (7)

2 Stretched over (7)

3 Broil (5)

4 Decamp (7)

5 Dwelling-place (5)

6 Flat (5)

8 Untroubled (11)

13 One of the same rank (7)

14 Alike (7)

15 Interjector (7)

18 Behind (5)

19 Woven band (5)

20 Middle Easterner (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Reducing, 5 Lash, 9 Basil, 10 Chimera, 11 Contradicted, 13 Yelled, 14 Astern, 17 Apothecaries, 20 Sceptre, 21 Irony, 22 Stew, 23 Interest. Down: 1 Ruby, 2 Despoil, 3 Call the shots, 4 Nectar, 6 Avert, 7 Hoarding, 8 Civil Service, 12 Bypasses, 15 Eyesore, 16 Screen, 18 Oxeye, 19 Cyst.