Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/05/2015

Wednesday’s puzzle...

Cryptic crossword

ACROSS

1 Parochialism (6–4)

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7 Gun lever (7)

8 Hand digit (5)

10 Morsel (4)

11 Forgetful

person (8)

13 Small (6)

15 Hand digit (6)

17 Italian island (8)

18 Circle (4)

21 Indian

vegetable dish (5)

22 Play–off (7)

23 Talkative person (10)

DOWN

1 Emulsion (5)

2 Fury (4)

3 Edible

crustacean (6)

4 Pitiful (8)

5 Hunting for mice (7)

6 Means of steadying a ship (10)

9 ‘__ __ in the 25th Century’,

1979 film (4,6)

12 Applicant (8)

14 Blacken (7)

16 Centre (6)

19 Alphabetical list (5)

20 Healing crus

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 7 Grilse; 8 Bantam; 9 Gamp; 10 Overture; 11 Strong; 12 Teflon; 14 Comfit; 17 Purser; 19 Scenario; 21 Coax; 22 Spruce; 23 Passee

Down: 1 Arrant; 2 Slope off; 3 Belong; 4 Absent; 5 Knot; 6 Barrio; 13 Forecast; 15 Occupy; 16 Target; 17 Prompt; 18 Elated; 20 Nous