Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/03/15

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Incriminated (10)

7 Deluges (8)

8 Long for (4)

9 Songs of praise (5)

10 Decorates (7)

12 Looking back (13)

15 Highwayman (7)

17 Fairy tale (5)

20 Fair-minded (4)

21 A relic (8)

22 Grounds for complaint (10)

DOWN

1 Sarcasm (5)

2 Spouse (7)

3 Hebridean island (4)

4 Responded (8)

5 Wipe out (5)

6 Paul _, a character in Star Trek (6)

11 Grow rapidly in intensity (8)

13 Old Testament book (6)

14 Commerce (7)

16 Instructor (5)

18 Sluice gates (5)

19 European volcano (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Grid A

Across: 1 Runner-up, 5 Pier, 9 Namur, 10 Topless, 11 Underrunning, 13 Twenty, 14 Grunge, 17 In the running, 20 Melanin, 21 Ingle, 22 Runt, 23 Elegance.

Down: 1 Rung, 2 Nominee, 3 Earnest-penny, 4 Upturn, 6 Iceni, 7 Resigned, 8 Up and running, 12 Strimmer, 15 Nonagon, 16 Runnel, 18 Talon, 19 Mere.