Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/02/14

12/02/14
12/02/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Ancient Roman emperor (4)

8 Inert gas (8)

9 American farm (5)

10 Emphatic form of one (7)

12 Pen-point (3)

13 Nourishment (9)

16 Do not worry (5,4)

17 North-northwest (1,1,1)

19 Decorative design (7)

21 Absorbent towel (5)

23 Absurdity (8)

24 Failure (coll) (2-2)

DOWN

1 Minus (8)

2 Indentation (5)

3 North-northeast (1,1,1)

4 Wandering (9)

5 Noxious (7)

6 __ Gwyn, Charles II’s mistress (4)

11 Underwater boat (9)

14 Skittles (8)

15 Tidiest (7)

18 She-goat (5)

20 Author unknown (4)

22 Scottish mountain (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Performing, 8 Coracle, 9 Hooch, 10 UFOs, 11 Agog, 12 Ink, 14 Ideals, 15 Animus, 18 Irk, 20 Neap, 21 Diva, 23 Ebony, 24 Averted, 25 Allegation.

Down: 1 Purpose, 2 Rich, 3 On edge, 4 Mahogany, 5 Naomi, 6 Scrutinised, 7 Shakes hands, 13 Blantyre, 16 Moisten, 17 Panama, 19 Knoll, 22 Yeti.