Compact crossword - The Scotsman 07/02/15

07/02/15

07/02/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Brings to a standstill (5)

4 Solitary (5)

10 A yellowish-orange colour (5)

11 Axiom (7)

12 Story-teller (8)

13 Country in the South Pacific (4)

15 Swindle (6)

17 Thinly scattered (6)

19 An edible shellfish (4)

20 South American country (8)

23 Zilch (coll) (7)

24 Very angry (5)

25 Proficient (5)

26 End (5)

DOWN

2 An underground growth (5)

3 Turn of phrase (8)

5 Plunder (4)

6 More demanding (7)

7 Superb (11)

8 Track (5)

9 Wipes out (11)

14 Face to face (8)

16 Glorified (7)

18 Uneven (5)

21 Alloy of copper and zinc (5)

22 A weakling (coll) (4)

Friday’s solution

Grid H

Across: 7 Adeste Fideles, 9 Papyrus, 10 River, 11 Turn, 12 About, 16 Level, 17 Best, 21 Topic, 22 Dewclaw, 23 Harbour master.

Down: 1 Carpets, 2 Weepers, 3 Stark, 4 Odorous, 5 Slave, 6 Usury, 8 Fast-breeder, 13 Reactor, 14 Replete, 15 Athwart, 18 Itchy, 19 Sport, 20 Swear.

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