Compact crossword - The Scotsman 05/09/13

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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Boxing match (10)

7 Announce officially (8)

8 Specimen (4)

9 Song (5)

10 Makes fast (7)

12 Bringing (a house, etc) up to date (13)

15 Plunder (7)

17 A bit drunk (5)

20 Emit smoke (4)

21 Charms (8)

22 Unpretentious (10)

DOWN

1 Chilly (coll) (5)

2 Slope (7)

3 Panache (4)

4 Vaccinate (8)

5 Stumbling block (5)

6 Portuguese city (6)

11 Half-suppressed laughs (8)

13 Boy’s name (6)

14 North African capital city (7)

16 Compare (5)

18 Show indifference (5)

19 Capital city in the Caucasus (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Honduras, 5 Shah, 9 Hated, 10 Hoodlum, 11 Hadrian’s Wall, 13 Infill, 14 Smithy, 17 Health centre, 20 Harvest, 21 Heath, 22 Echo, 23 Neophyte.

Down: 1 Ha-ha, 2 Not half, 3 Underclothes, 4 Ashlar, 6 Halma, 7 Himalaya, 8 Horsemanship, 12 High shoe, 15 Throaty, 16 Scythe, 18 Aargh, 19 Thee.

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