Compact crossword - The Scotsman 16/10/13

16/10/13
16/10/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Old World bird (6,4)

7 Reverie (8)

8 Tub (4)

9 Natural springs (5)

10 Act as chairman (7)

12 Stupid obstinacy (13)

15 Shoulder-blade (7)

17 US sea bream (5)

20 Diminutive for Elizabeth (4)

21 Make-up (coll) (3,5)

22 State of financial security (4,6)

DOWN

1 Mark left behind (5)

2 Santa’s reindeer (7)

3 Onion-like vegetable (4)

4 Town in southern Scotland (8)

5 Feelings experienced (5)

6 Quarrelling over (2,4)

11 Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire (8)

13 Moved slowly (6)

14 Newly-born (7)

16 Starchy food (5)

18 Animal related to the civet (5)

19 Rubbish (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Can, 9 Schoolboy, 10 Utter, 11 Suspect, 12 Enforced, 14 Item, 15 Draw, 16 Afforded, 20 Residue, 21 Spoor, 23 Cambridge, 24 Can.

Down: 1 Accuse, 2 Knit, 3 Usurer, 4 Chesterfields, 5 Loose, 6 Objected, 7 System, 13 Fearsome, 15 Direct, 17 Oyster, 18 Daring, 19 Adore, 22 Once.