The Times Concise Crossword

Wash out

RINSE ...

Thin plate

LAMINA ...

Taking long to do

time-consuming ...

Syrup tree

MAPLE ...

Smart, formal

DRESSY ...

Sediment, dregs

LEES ...

Say no; rubbish

REFUSE ...

Ruled; furrowed

LINED ...

Remote, lonely

ISOLATED ...

Official statement

BULLETIN ...

Mute

SILENT ...

Handsome youth

ADONIS ...

Great exhilaration

ELATION ...

Give out bright light

SHINE ...

Flummox

NONPLUS ...

Flat part of the hand

PALM ...

Famous escapologist

HOUDINI ...

Eternal law of the cosmos in Indian religion

DHARMA ...

Desire to get on

AMBITION ...

Annoy, anger

RILE ...