Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/06/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

25/06/14

ACROSS

1 Talkative person (10)

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7 Uninvited visitor (8)

8 Ark builder (4)

9 Prigs (5)

10 Flower seller (7)

12 Palmist (7-6)

15 Gourmet (7)

17 _ Geerhart, character in ‘Allo ‘Allo (5)

20 Catherine _ _, 6th wife of Henry VIII (4)

21 Vagrant (8)

22 Cricketer (3-7)

DOWN

1 Senior cleric (5)

2 Rope-dancer (7)

3 _ Martin, American tennis player (4)

4 Rusticism (8)

5 Possessor (5)

6 Scots girls (6)

11 Etcher (8)

13 Harp on (anag) (6)

14 Late riser (3-4)

16 Christmas hymn (5)

18 One who is beyond help (5)

19 Russian secret police (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Cut, 9 Criticise, 10 Ennui, 11 Partial, 12 Treatise, 14 Lily, 15 Rapt, 16 Listless, 20 Thicken, 21 Ettle, 23 Axiomatic, 24 Rut.

Down: 1 Accent, 2 Stun, 3 Script, 4 Dispassionate, 5 Diary, 6 Minimise, 7 Really, 13 Explicit, 15 Ritual, 17 Trench, 18 Sheath, 19 Skimp, 22 Tarn.