Compact crossword - The Scotsman 13/06/15

13/06/15
13/06/15
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Failed to start a race (4,2,3,4)

9 A parvenu (7)

10 International aid organisation (abbrev) (5)

11 A small whirlpool (4)

12 At hand (5)

16 Offspring (5)

17 Ancient Egyptian goddess (4)

21 Swift (5)

22 Have it coming (7)

23 Capable of being broken down by bacteria (13)

DOWN

1 Refers (7)

2 In an illegal position in football (7)

3 East Asian country (5)

4 Notes down (7)

5 Posh people (coll) (5)

6 Perplex (5)

8 A champion (5-6)

13 Deepens (a channel, etc) (7)

14 Attribute (7)

15 Escorted (7)

18 Look into (5)

19 Pinafore (5)

20 A stage whisper (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Eking, 4 White, 10 Upper, 11 Volcano, 12 Rhetoric, 13 Jamb, 15 Zombie, 17 Allege, 19 Lean, 20 Climaxed, 23 Slumber, 24 Fibre, 25 Yeast, 26 Pluck.

Down: 2 Kopje, 3 Narcotic, 5 Hold, 6 Teacake, 7 Quartz glass, 8 Ovoid, 9 Double-edged, 14 Blameful, 16 Measure, 18 Glory, 21 Xebec, 22 Ibis.