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Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/04/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Hairdressing, manicuring, etc, salon (6,7)

9 Becomes fond of (5,2)

10 Foot-lever (P) (5)

11 Disclaim (4)

12 Muddle (3-2)

16 Clear (5)

17 Chessman (P) (4)

21 19 down (P) (5)

22 Of marriage (7)

23 Crushing defeats (13)

DOWN

1 Receding sea (7)

2 Leaving vehicle (P) (7)

3 Secret store (5)

4 Withdraw (4,3)

5 Disorderly person (5)

6 Ruffle (5)

8 Conditional (P) (11)

13 Smudgy (7)

14 Caretaker (7)

15 Chemist (7)

18 Fat and clumsy (5)

19 Softly (P) (5)

20 Samoyed eg (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Parasite, 5 Step, 9 Knave, 10 In-house, 11 Collaborated, 13 Gossip, 14 Assign, 17 Thunderbolts, 20 Trounce, 21 Thump, 22 Duty, 23 Starkers. Down: 1 Pike, 2 Reasons, 3 Spellbinding, 4 Trilby, 6 Trust, 7 Pleading, 8 Sharpshooter,

12 Agitated, 15 Intrude, 16 Ardent, 18 U-boat, 19 Opts.

 

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