Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/07/14

14/07/14
14/07/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Australian tree (10)

8 Straighten out (7)

9 Broad and slow (music) (5)

10 Service tree (4)

11 Blackthorn (4)

12 Alcoholic spirit (3)

14 Edible kernel (6)

15 Imaginary place (6)

18 Zodiacal lion (3)

20 Hardback (4)

21 Printer’s blue (4)

23 Basket-making willow (5)

24 Odious (7)

25 Deprived of water (10)

DOWN

1 Hold spellbound (7)

2 Receipt (4)

3 Wee (6)

4 Small tropical tree (8)

5 Strip of clothes (5)

6 Tree with silky catkins (5,6)

7 Rowan (8,3)

13 Blackberry-like fruit (8)

16 Type of board (7)

17 Biblical wood supposed to be cypress (6)

19 Mediterranean tree (5)

22 Tartan skirt (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 7 Communication, 9 Torrent, 10 Naomi, 11 Envy, 12 Gross, 16 Brook, 17 Gala, 21 Tulip, 22 Antwerp, 23 Reverberating.

Down: 1 Scatter, 2 Improve, 3 Queen, 4 Garnish, 5 Simon, 6 Anvil, 8 Interrogate, 13 Prepare, 14 Caved in, 15 Rampage, 18 Stark, 19 Slave, 20 Stray.