Compact crossword - The Scotsman 04/02/15

04/02/15
04/02/15
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Synthetic (10)

7 Speech (8)

8 Shallow container (4)

9 Numerical facts (5)

10 Cookie (7)

12 Across an ocean (13)

15 Inhabitant of largest continent (7)

17 Booth (5)

20 Japanese mountain (4)

21 Military officer (8)

22 Penalty imposed (10)

DOWN

1 Hold fast (shipping) (5)

2 Constrict (7)

3 Linen thread (4)

4 Believable (8)

5 Old Mexican (5)

6 North American deer (6)

11 Traditional Mexican folk music (8)

13 Slightly indecent (6)

14 Offensive (7)

16 Farewell (5)

18 Beam of light (5)

19 Curved structure (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Tap, 9 Tolerance, 10 Ibsen, 11 Numbers, 12 Emphatic, 14 Oban, 15 Rook, 16 Aggrieve, 20 Brescia, 12 Cater, 23 Chronicle, 24 Tip.

Down: 1 Attire, 2 Apes, 3 Stanza, 4 Slanging-match, 5 Frame, 6 Ensemble, 7 Reason, 13 Pioneers, 15 Rebeck, 17 Riches, 18 Enrapt, 19 Scant, 22 Tote.