Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/04/15

10/04/15
10/04/15
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 In arrears (6)

4 Shut (6)

9 Entrances (5)

10 Nurture (anag) (3,4)

11 Solidify (3)

12 Day of Atonement (3,6)

13 Message in clouds (5,6)

18 South polar region (9)

21 Long narrow inlet (3)

22 Soviet statesman (7)

23 Clear-cut (5)

24 Swimming (6)

25 Sea duck (6)

DOWN

1 Wine-shop (6)

2 Ruffian (7)

3 Unpleasant (5)

5 Top of the stairs (7)

6 Undress (5)

7 Gloomy (6)

8 Portable cooker (6,5)

14 Essential ingredient of horny tissue (7)

15 Orange-coloured fruit (7)

16 Pink fish (6)

17 Portable steps (6)

19 Available for hire (2,23)

20 Inner pain (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Condolence, 7 Onerous, 8 Orbit, 10 Dope, 11 Osculate, 13 Entice, 15 Indeed, 17 Kedgeree, 18 Et al, 21 Run in, 22 Overeat, 23 Used-car lot.

Down: 1 Creep, 2 Neon, 3 Obsess, 4 Eloquent, 5 Cabbage, 6 Woodpecker, 9 Theodolite, 12 Screened, 14 Tidings, 16 Fedora, 19 Treat, 20 Feel.