Compact crossword - The Scotsman 11/12/13

11/12/13
11/12/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Implausible (3-7)

7 Confrere (anag) (8)

8 Wading bird (4)

9 Lacking colour (5)

10 Group of organisms (7)

12 Long-legged feathered creature (9,4)

15 Falcon (7)

17 Diving bird (5)

20 Songbird (4)

21 Former Soviet leader (8)

22 Fatherly (10)

DOWN

1 Songbird (5)

2 Cockerel (7)

3 Everyone (4)

4 Carrion-eating bird (8)

5 White heron (5)

6 Diving bird (6)

11 Cheapest accommodation (8)

13 Nightjar (dialect) (6)

14 Nocturnal bird (4,3)

16 Chicken _____ masala (5)

18 Large tropical seabird (5)

19 Yemen port (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 See, 9 Roughcast, 10 Ethos, 11 Oilskin, 12 Disaster, 14 Lots, 15 Sank, 16 Affected, 20 Elevate, 21 Giddy, 23 Hamstrung, 24 Fee.

Down: 1 Ascend, 2 Beth, 3 Crisis, 4 Put one’s feet up, 5 Chill, 6 Backs out, 7 Stands, 13 Sunbeams, 15 Seethe, 17 Engage, 18 Dryden, 19 Party, 22 Daft.