Compact crossword - The Scotsman 08/10/13

08/10/13
08/10/13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 A crow (6)

8 Fisherman (6)

9 The boss of a shield (4)

10 Amulet (8)

11 Harm (6)

12 Reduce in strength (6)

14 Convincing (6)

17 Acquits (6)

19 Draws (a crowd, etc) (8)

21 Plunge (4)

22 A narrow alley (6)

23 Punctual (2,4)

DOWN

1 Swindler (3,3)

2 Unlimited (8)

3 Gradual (slope, etc) (6)

4 Inexperienced (6)

5 A long time (4)

6 Chide vigorously (6)

13 Short story (8)

15 Safety valve (6)

16 Undertake (6)

17 Regular trade (6)

18 Give a new appearance to (6)

20 Place in a line (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Manipulate, 8 Awesome, 9 Salvo, 10 Tate, 11 Lyle, 12 Rum, 14 Raisin, 15 Jargon, 18 Ifs, 20 Buts, 21 Urge, 23 Chops, 24 Changes, 25 Re-exported.

Down: 1 Maestri, 2 Nook, 3 Phenyl, 4 Las Vegas, 5 Tiler, 6 Masterpiece, 7 Commonsense, 13 Six by six, 16 Garaged, 17 Stucco, 19 Spoke, 22 Want.