Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/06/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

18/06/14

ACROSS

1 Small fashionable group (3,2-5)

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7 Receiver (7)

8 Small fish (5)

10 Male bird (4)

11 Diminish (8)

13 More willingly (6)

15 Ancient town near Jerusalem (6)

17 Aeroplane (8)

18 After that (4)

21 Home (5)

22 Style on top (7)

23 Reading, writing and arithmetic (3,5,2)

DOWN

1 Short coat (5)

2 Simple (4)

3 Farther down (6)

4 Shy (8)

5 Military route (7)

6 Irish racecourse (3,7)

9 Orchestral suite by Holst (3,7)

12 Army unit (8)

14 Per (7)

16 Range of endurance (6)

19 __-pocus (5)

20 Dry and sunny (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 7 Abrupt, 8 Amused, 9 Sari, 10 Inclined, 11 Insane, 12 Druids, 14 Relent, 17 Jotter, 19 Gradient, 21 Debt, 22 Aghast, 23 Anthem.

Down: 1 Obtain, 2 Ruminate, 3 Strife, 4 Rancid, 5 Fuji, 6 Legend, 13 Up to date, 15 Enrage, 16 Twenty, 17 Jetsam, 18 Emblem, 20 Deal.