Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/01/15

12/01/15
12/01/15
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 War fleet (6)

8 Farm implement (6)

9 Petty quarrel (4)

10 Decrease in prices (8)

11 Town in NE England (6)

12 Sneezewort (6)

14 Litter of pigs (6)

17 Abscond (6)

19 Flatfish (8)

21 Make different (4)

22 Waxy alcohol (6)

23 Slender (6)

DOWN

1 Russian three-horse vehicle (6)

2 Journeyer (8)

3 Handcart (6)

4 Sensitive to cold (6)

5 Small sour apple (4)

6 South American cloak (6)

13 Convalescence (8)

15 Shrewd (6)

16 Sing in a quavering way (6)

17 Airing (6)

18 Soft tissue in bone (6)

20 Rule (4)

Last solution

Across: 1 Helps, 4 Gorge, 10 Truce, 11 Terrace, 12 Nattered, 13 Undo, 15 Averts, 17 Public, 19 Dope, 20 Tribunal, 23 Sawmill, 24 Rippon, 25 Crude, 26 Still.

Down: 2 Erupt, 3 Prevents, 5 Orra, 6 Grapnel, 7 Standardise, 8 Utter, 9 Reconciling, 14 Outburst, 16 Empower, 18 Troll, 21 Nepal, 22 Mind.