The Scotsman Compact Crossword, 07/08/14

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THURSDAY’S compact puzzle...

Across

1 Italian soft cheese (10)

7 Dreadful (8)

8 Sharpen (4)

9 Preliminary races (5)

10 American insect akin to the grasshopper (7)

12 Proceed along incorrect course (2,3,5,3)

15 Plunder (7)

17 Ill-finished work (5)

20 Move around (4)

21 Joined (the Army, etc) (8)

22 Recruits (10)

DOWN

1 The American elk (5)

2 Term of imprisonment (coll) (7)

3 A raised pulpit (4)

4 Any carnivorous animal (8)

5 Certainly not (coll) (2,3)

6 Part of the eye (6)

11 Flounces (8)

13 Drug (6)

14 Matures (5,2)

16 Broad and slow (mus) (5)

18 Salad plant with pungent leaves (5)

19 A slight (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Sidestep, 5 Isis, 9 Sober, 10 Sit down, 11 Scriptwriter, 13 Re-echo, 14 System, 17 Saskatchewan, 20 Servant, 21 Roast, 22 Aide, 23 Shilling.

Down: 1 So-so, 2 Debacle, 3 Straightaway, 4 Ersatz, 6 Short, 7 Syndrome, 8 Stormy petrel, 12 Irish Sea, 15 Trapani, 16 Scotch, 18 Shred, 19 Stag.

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