Compact crossword - The Scotsman 05/12/13

05/12/13
05/12/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Tell jokes (4)

8 Improbable (8)

9 Fret (5)

10 Detach (7)

12 Sport (3)

13 Blocks of flats (9)

16 Placed (9)

17 A large cask (3)

19 Loss of memory (7)

21 Obstruct (5)

23 US state capital (8)

24 Forbid (4)

DOWN

1 Determined (8)

2 Unyielding (5)

3 Play on words (3)

4 Agitated (9)

5 Expert (7)

6 Curdle (4)

11 Very tasty (9)

14 Cut short (8)

15 Ennui (7)

18 Serf (5)

20 Disposition (4)

22 Kind of cake (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Television, 7 Phone-in, 8 Awned, 10 High, 11 Bully-off, 13 Cheque, 15 Goblin, 17 Exemplar, 18 Zest, 21 Ketch, 22 Undergo, 23 On approval.

Down: 1 Thong, 2 Lied, 3 Venous, 4 Stallion, 5 Own goal, 6 Up the creek, 9 Definition, 12 Jump ship, 14 Everton, 16 Jaguar, 19 Enrol, 20 HDTV.