Compact crossword - The Scotsman 19/04/2012

Thursday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Undervalue (10)

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7 Call to arms (8)

8 A cross (4)

9 Land attached to a parish church (5)

10 Reach out (7)

12 Testing time (6,2,5)

15 Crucial (7)

17 Rascal (5)

20 Southern European capital (4)

21 Aphid (8)

22 Italian soup (10)

Down

1 Laughable (5)

2 Easily persuaded (7)

3 Middle Eastern chieftain (4)

4 Recognise (8)

5 Pang (5)

6 A kind of lynx (6)

11 Choke back (8)

13 Prayer (6)

14 Collide (with) (3,4)

16 Dagger-signs in printing (6)

18 Asking price (5)

19 Proficient (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Accepted, 5 Utah, 9 Tamil, 10 Academy, 11 Damson cheese, 13 Detail, 14 Ampere, 17 Amalgamation, 20 Chuffed, 21 Chirp, 22 Duty, 23 Athletic. Down: 1 Alto, 2 Compact, 3 Polishing off, 4 Elaine, 6 Theme, 7 Hay fever, 8 Mathematical, 12 Advanced, 15 Egotist, 16 Amidst, 18 Adult, 19 Spec.