Compact crossword - The Scotsman - 13/03/14

13/03/14
13/03/14
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Thurday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Allocate (10)

7 Singer (7)

8 Steals (coll) (5)

9 Speech defect (4)

11 Strange (8)

13 Never again (2,4)

15 Bear witness (6)

17 Signifying (8)

18 Newts (4)

21 Reel (5)

22 Gauge (7)

23 Absorbing (10)

DOWN

1 Fall guys (5)

2 Criticise (coll) (4)

3 Entrenched (6)

4 Feasts (8)

5 Tangible (7)

6 Promenades (10)

9 Highland dance (10)

12 Chatterbox (8)

14 Rainy season (7)

16 Hostility (6)

19 Threw (5)

20 Island of Indonesia (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 7 Oran, 8 Off-and-on, 9 Ogled, 10 Ottoman, 12 One, 13 Obsession, 16 Old Bailey, 17 OTT, 19 Ooze out, 21 On-off, 23 Outvalue, 24 Oust.

Down: 1 Original, 2 Onset, 3 Ooh, 4 Off-the-peg, 5 On toast, 6 Oona, 11 Obliquely, 14 Out of use, 15 Observe, 18 On top, 20 Ovum, 22 O’er.