Compact crossword - The Scotsman 16/12/14

16/12/14
16/12/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Interchangeable (10)

8 Wiseacre (4-3)

9 Strong rope or chain (5)

10 Flank (of meat) (4)

11 A moment ago (4)

12 Miscalculate (3)

14 Functional (6)

15 Rascals (6)

18 Adhesive (3)

20 A defensive trench round a castle (4)

21 Move gradually (4)

23 Circular (5)

24 Mocked (7)

25 Ignorant (10)

DOWN

1 Heartwarming (7)

2 US state (4)

3 Bravery (6)

4 Site (8)

5 A peer (5)

6 Underhand malpractices (11)

7 Gradual decrease in volume (mus) (11)

13 Old-fashioned (8)

16 Modernised (7)

17 Strategy (6)

19 Lament (5)

22 A large cask (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Jovial, 8 Ice bag, 9 Cite, 10 Saturate, 11 Yeasty, 12 Limpet, 14 Apedom, 17 And how, 19 Dastards, 21 Rush, 22 Outrun, 23 Settee.

Down: 1 Iodine, 2 Diseased, 3 I’ll say, 4 Distil, 5 Near, 6 Tattle, 13 Moderate, 15 Peanut, 16 Marina, 17 Assisi, 18 Oyster, 20 Term.