Compact crossword - The Scotsman 09/10/14

09/10/14
09/10/14
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Bucket (4

8 Elegant (8)

9 Belt (5)

10 Encroach (7)

12 Grow old (3)

13 Discussion groups (9)

16 Compound (9)

17 Self-confidence (3)

19 Cream-cakes (7)

21 Fielding position (5)

23 Purifying (8)

24 Full of promise (4)

DOWN

1 English dramatist (1911-77) (8)

2 Conceal (5)

3 Urge (on) (3)

4 Wild swinging blows (coll) (9)

5 Extreme satisfaction (7)

6 Ladder step (4)

11 Compel (9)

14 Boxer (8)

15 Run-down cinema, etc (4-3)

18 Paper measure (5)

20 Horse-fly (4)

21 Soviet intelligence agency (3)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Spring tide, 7 Rivulet, 8 Ocean, 10 Goya, 11 Arm-in-arm, 13 Desert, 15 Canyon, 17 Oriental, 18 Acol, 21 Email, 22 New town, 23 Escarpment.

Down: 1 Savvy, 2 Rill, 3 Nature, 4 Tropical, 5 Dietary, 6 Frigid zone, 9 No-man’s land, 12 Prunella, 14 Spirals, 16 Catnap, 19 Croft, 20 Twee.