Compact crossword - The Scotsman 04/02/14

04/02/14

04/02/14

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 A dolt (3)

9 Thankfulness (9)

10 A prickle (5)

11 Flinches (7)

12 French poet (1844-96) (8)

14 Mend (socks, etc) (4)

15 Great size (4)

16 Grass cutter (8)

20 Overall leader (7)

21 Fish (5)

23 Amphitheatre (9)

24 Removed from (3)

DOWN

1 Russian port on the Don (6)

2 Hairstyle (4)

3 Country in east Africa (6)

4 Worked imperfectly (13)

5 Edge along (5)

6 Tepid (8)

7 A wrestling hold (6)

13 Pudding (4-4)

15 Cut in half (6)

17 Punctual (2,4)

18 Sanction (6)

19 Very thick (5)

22 Musical instrument (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Sherry, 4 Russia, 9 Retinue, 10 Unfit, 11 Ninth, 12 Tantrum, 13 Four Seasons, 18 Vivaldi, 20 Tosti, 22 Adorn, 23 Crudest, 24 Easter, 25 Summer.

Down: 1 Spring, 2 Eaten, 3 Rancher, 5 U-turn, 6 Saffron, 7 Autumn, 8 Centrepiece, 14 Obvious, 15 Sat Guru, 16 Aviate, 17 Winter, 19 Lance, 21 Steam.

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