Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/12/14

17/12/14
17/12/14
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Wednesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Oxen harness (4)

8 Restraint (8)

9 Point of view (5)

10 Extra treble part (7)

12 Sec (3)

13 Talking idly 9)

16 Fixed idea (9)

17 Definite article (3)

19 Dealt with (7)

21 Gustav _, Austrian painter (5)

23 Drugs (8)

24 Talon (4)

DOWN

1 Farm building in North America (8)

2 Wobbly dessert (5)

3 _ Dien, Prince of Wales’ motto (3)

4 Low-spiritedness (9)

5 Freezing (3-4)

6 Fine feathers (4)

11 Restaurant (9)

14 OT book following Ezra (8)

15 Ancient Roman coins (7)

18 Piece of cake (5)

20 South American ostrich (4)

22 For each (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Equivalent, 8 Know-all, 9 Cable, 10 Loin, 11 Just, 12 Err, 14 Useful, 15 Rogues, 18 Gum, 20 Moat, 21 Edge, 23 Round, 24 Taunted, 25 Uneducated.

Down: 1 Emotive, 2 Utah, 3 Valour, 4 Location, 5 Noble, 6 Skulduggery, 7 Decrescendo, 13 Outmoded, 16 Updated, 17 Tactic, 19 Mourn, 22 Butt.