Compact crossword - 06/08/15 The Scotsman

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Denying (10)

7 Grass (coll) (8)

8 On tenterhooks (4)

9 Piles (5)

10 Apt to crumble (7)

12 Ignoring any rules of fair play (2,5,6)

15 Earache (7)

17 Likeness (5)

20 Enthusiasm (4)

21 Unlucky (3-5)

22 Harassed (10)

DOWN

1 Italian poet (1265-1321) (5)

2 Sign of the zodiac (7)

3 A temptress (4)

4 Large piece of furniture (8)

5 An antelope (5)

7 Sheepdog (6)

11 Curiosities (8)

13 Starting point (6)

14 High-spirited (7)

16 Turning machine (5)

18 Covetousness (5)

19 Alliance of states, etc (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Grid A

Across: 1 Hush-hush, 5 Shah, 9 Hanoi, 10 Epigram, 11 Heir apparent, 13 Inmost, 14 Haw-haw, 17 Hieroglyphic, 20 Element, 21 Tahoe, 22 Hate, 23 Dethrone.

Down: 1 Ha-ha, 2 Sunbeam, 3 Hair restorer, 4 Steppe, 6 Horse, 7 Home town, 8 Hit a bad patch, 12 High-tech, 15 Heigh-ho, 16 Blithe, 18 Event, 19 here.

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