Compact crossword - The Scotsman 03/04/14

03/04/14
03/04/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Miserable (8)

5 A coarse file (4)

9 Domain (5)

10 Highly-seasoned sausage (7)

11 Avoiding (4-8)

13 Reluctant (6)

14 Overrun (6)

17 Took a turn for the worse (12)

20 Landlocked African country (7)

21 US state (5)

22 Boy’s name (4)

23 Twists and turns (8)

DOWN

1 A literary or musical composition (4)

2 Shifty (7)

3 In due proportion (12)

4 Stir up (6)

6 An excuse for failure (coll) (5)

7 Turned over the soil (8)

8 Reparation (12)

12 A musical instrument (8)

15 Run-of-the-mill (7)

16 Down in the dumps (6)

18 Discernment (5)

19 A large amount (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Conspiracy, 7 Right off, 8 Iron, 9 Leapt, 10 Peckish, 12 Search warrant, 15 Ethanol, 17 Usury, 20 Arms, 21 Template, 22 Underworld.

Down: 1 Crime, 2 No-hoper, 3 Plot, 4 Rifleman, 5 Clink, 6 Poison, 11 Throttle, 13 Extort, 14 Rustler, 16 Arson, 18 Rated, 19 Smew.