Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/08/15

15/08/15

15/08/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Complains (6)

4 Blame (6)

9 Convention (5)

10 French city (7)

11 Daily grind (3)

12 Scattering (9)

13 Approbation (11)

18 Gets the better of (9)

19 Sever (3)

22 African capital (7)

23 Verge (5)

24 Take a softer line (6)

25 A turning point (6)

DOWN

1 Previously (6)

2 Inconsistent (7)

3 Faint-hearted (5)

5 Accumulate (7)

6 Russian mountain range (5)

7 Without any difficulty (6)

8 Migratory bird of the swallow family (5,6)

14 Satirise (7)

15 Showy flowers (7)

16 A straw hat (6)

17 Posts (6)

19 A court case (5)

20 Serious (5)

COMPACT CROSSWORD

Across: 1 On ice, 7 Eyepatch, 8 Hippo, 10 On schedule, 12 Dankness, 14 Star, 16 Okay, 17 Scenario, 20 Friendship, 23 Troop, 24 Oilfield, 25 Cynic.

Down: 1 On hand, 2 Capo, 3 Sync, 4 Opted, 5 Structure, 6 Oh dear, 9 On end, 11 En famille, 13 Sec, 15 On-dit, 16 On foot, 18 On spec, 19 Ink in, 21 Silk, 22 Prey.

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