Compact crossword - The Scotsman 28/01/15

Wednesday’s puzzle...

Wednesday's puzzle.
Wednesday's puzzle.

ACROSS

1 In actual presence (4,2,4)

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7 Welsh city (2,5)

8 Conifer (5)

10 Titled man (4)

11 Welsh city (2,6)

13 Welsh city (6)

15 Prattle (6)

17 Privately (8)

18 Dry watercourse (4)

21 Spectre (5)

22 Welsh city (7)

23 Gradually (4,2,4)

DOWN

1 Talent (5)

2 Wheedle (4)

3 South Pacific island (6)

4 Dwindle (4,4)

5 Welsh city (7)

6 Collecting (10)

9 Convulsive (10)

12 Heavy thick object (8)

14 Welsh city (7)

16 Smooth and shining (6)

19 Fable writer (5)

20 Be patient (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Grid J

Across: 7 Repair, 8 Airmen, 9 Feta, 10 Parasite, 11 Impair, 12 Levies, 14 Strict, 17 Ornate, 19 Utilised, 21 Uvea, 22 Charge, 23 Target.

Down: 1 Redeem, 2 Kalahari, 3 Proper, 4 Patrol, 5 Kris, 6 Mettle, 13 Vanguard, 15 Tetchy, 16 Tasted, 17 On duty, 18 Thebes, 20 Lure.