Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/12/14

12/12/14

12/12/14

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Letter-writer (13)

9 Scornful response (3,4)

10 Location system (5)

11 Former Indian coin (4)

12 Custard-apple genus (5)

16 Slightly intoxicated (5)

17 Actual existence (4)

21 Evidence (5)

22 Walking-stick (7)

23 Set of plates, dishes, etc (6,7)

DOWN

1 Icebreaker (7)

2 Bandit (7)

3 Flat (5)

4 Competitor (7)

5 Impetuous (5)

6 Violent shower (5)

8 Words spelt the same backwards (11)

13 Made godlike (7)

14 Spiritualistic medium (7)

15 Do more redecorating (7)

18 Shovel (5)

19 Spherical (5)

20 Renown (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Redefine, 5 Ague, 8 Miser, 10 Isolate, 11 Make the grade, 13 Earthy, 14 Chalet, 17 Disappearing, 20 Article, 21 Meant, 22 Dune, 23 Transept.

Down: 1 Romp, 2 Despair, 3 Force the pace, 4 Neighs, 6 Ghana, 7 Elements, 8 Longshoreman, 12 Headland, 15 Lineage, 16 Veneer, 18 Satin, 19 Stot.

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