Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/10/13

31/10/13

31/10/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Advanced (in development) (10)

7 A waterfall (8)

8 Element (4)

9 The song-thrush (5)

10 Drives forward (7)

12 A public notice (13)

15 Rational (7)

17 Practice (5)

20 A pool (4)

21 Bountiful (8)

22 Ill-used (10)

DOWN

1 A public square (5)

2 Not straightforward (7)

3 Algerian seaport (4)

4 Return on capital (8)

5 Appropriate (5)

6 String instrument (6)

11 Direct (8)

13 Planes piloted by remote control (6)

14 Semiaquatic rodent (7)

16 Boudica’s tribe (5)

18 Pumpkin, squash, etc (5)

19 Girl’s name (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Appetite, 5 Okra, 9 Chair, 10 Open-air, 11 Breathtaking, 13 Leered, 14 Staten, 17 Prevaricated, 20 Chancel, 21 Evade, 22 ‘Aida’, 23 Brasilia.

Down: 1 Arch, 2 Prairie, 3 Tartare sauce, 4 Trophy, 6 Khaki, 7 Arrogant, 8 Penalty areas, 12 Alopecia, 15 Toenail, 16 Pillar, 18 Eland, 19 Hera.

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