Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/01/14

10/01/14
10/01/14
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Town in north-east England (13)

9 Capital of Burma (7)

10 Capital of Bihar, India (5)

11 Actors and actresses (4)

12 City in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (5)

16 Labourer (5)

17 West coast resort (4)

21 Smooth (5)

22 Capital of Saxony, Germany (7)

23 German city Chemnitz from 1953 to 1990 (4-4-5)

DOWN

1 United States (7)

2 Peculiar quality (7)

3 Spate (5)

4 Capital of Libya (7)

5 Capital of Ecuador (5)

6 Sandbank (5)

8 Capital of a Central American country (3,8)

13 Capital of Sicily (7)

14 Former capital of Cote d’Ivoire (7)

15 Silliness (7)

18 Japanese port (5)

19 Capital of Egypt (5)

20 _____ rarebit (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Postpone, 5 Mali, 9 Grant, 10 Garland, 11 Appointments, 13 Oblong, 14 Endear, 12 Bottom dollar, 20 Relates, 21 Orion, 22 Shed, 23 Inherent.

Down: 1 Page, 2 Scalpel, 3 Put down roots, 4 Nagano, 6 Again, 7 Industry, 8 Criminal code, 12 Bombards, 15 Examine, 16 Adds on, 18 Tulle, 19 Knit.