Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/02/14

14/02/14

14/02/14

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Jesting (6)

4 Yell (6)

9 Provide food (5)

10 Bowers (7)

11 Fire’s remains (3)

12 Ensnares (9)

13 Intelligence given (11)

18 Recovery of 13 across (9)

21 _ Weller, Dickens character (3)

22 Expound (7)

23 Gruesome fiend (5)

24 Captivate (6)

25 Receive (6)

DOWN

1 Doglike mammal (6)

2 Cookhouse (7)

3 Of ancient Scandinavia (5)

5 Cupboard (7)

6 Uniform (5)

7 Ill-treat (6)

8 Bulldozing, eg (11)

14 Japanese island (7)

15 Ron’s hoe (anag) (7)

16 Zephyr (6)

17 Trinket (6)

19 Used a keyboard (5)

20 Reasoning (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Corruption, 7 Abolish, 8 Award, 10 Meek, 11 Contains, 13 Nugget, 15 Hobknob, 17 Emanated, 18 Emma, 21 Still, 22 Impound, 23 Persistent.

Down: 1 Choke, 2 Ruin, 3 Unhook, 4 Traction, 5 Ovation, 6 War-mongers, 9 Dashboards, 12 Debacles, 14 Granite, 16 Genius, 19 Moult, 20 Apse.

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