Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/07/13

Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Foamy cosmetic (6,4)

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7 Bone attached by cartilage (4,3)

8 Tripoli’s country (5)

10 Dresden’s river (4)

11 Dealt heavy blows (8)

13 Slab (6)

15 Jumps (6)

17 Of Jewish priests (8)

18 Corm (4)

21 Reigning beauty (5)

22 Byword (7)

23 Original work (10)

DOWN

1 Dust-jacket description (5)

2 Dog’s cry (4)

3 Toil (6)

4 Large amphibian (8)

5 One from Lhasa (7)

6 Gamin (6,4)

9 Capital of Ethiopia (5,5)

12 Tropical disease (8)

14 One speaking like a baby (7)

16 Film of celebrity’s life-story (6)

19 Air-trap in a pipe (1-4)

20 Asian desert (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 7 Alpaca, 8 Abacus, 9 Loop, 10 Forfeits, 11 Gyrate, 12 Dither, 14 Reject, 17 Coarse, 19 Personal, 21 Unit, 22 Spiral, 23 Obeyed.

Down: 1 Gloomy, 2 Warplane, 3 Baffle, 4 Sacred, 5 Jape, 6 Subtle, 13 Traduced, 15 Exempt, 16 Tangle, 17 Callow, 18 Slider, 20 Spry.