Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/05/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

14/05/14
14/05/14

ACROSS

1 _ staff, (crosier) (8)

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5 Form of jazz (4)

9 Head of organisation (US slang) (2,3)

10 Tin cart (anag) (7)

11 Male voice (12)

13 Term of address for an aristocrat (6)

14 Harmonious (6)

17 Not require (4,2,3,3)

20 Hide (7)

21 Lag behind (5)

22 Card-game (4)

23 Old stringed instrument (8)

DOWN

1 Grandeur (4)

2 Earth underneath (7)

3 Street musician (5-7)

4 Song of praise (6)

6 Second showing (5)

7 Beautify (8)

8 Making music (12)

12 Stress (8)

15 Group of singers (7)

16 Constraint (6)

18 Of the voice (5)

19 Perform on a musical instrument (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Hamper, 4 Escort, 9 Curdled, 10 Irate, 11 Oasis, 12 Engaged, 13 Sensational, 18 Mobster, 20 Essen, 22 Abate, 23 Upstart, 24 Teeter, 25 Dearth.

Down: 1 Hector, 2 Mores, 3 Enlists, 5 Sting, 6 Otalgia, 7 Trendy, 8 Adventurous, 14 Embrace, 15 Oversee, 16 Impact, 17 Snatch, 19 Theme, 21 Stair.