Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/05/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Liner (9,4)

9 Speech (7)

10 Italian city (5)

11 Fastened (4)

12 English novelist (1840-1928) (5)

16 Recession (5)

17 Excursion (4)

21 Bring upon oneself (5)

22 Disconcerted (coll) (7)

23 A breed of cattle (8,5)

DOWN

1 Puts out new shoots (7)

2 Gets away (7)

3 A fine brown colour (5)

4 Calamity (7)

5 Intone (5)

6 Small herring-like fish (5)

8 French police force (11)

13 US state (7)

14 Learned association (7)

15 Over-modest (7)

18 A type of bed (5)

19 Prison warder (coll) (5)

20 A book of maps (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Spice, 4 Apple, 10 Hindi, 11 Curacao, 12 Tia Maria, 13 Join, 15 Claret, 17 Bistro, 19 Flue, 20 Muscatel, 23 Envelop, 24 U-turn, 25 Stout, 26 Pepsi.

Down: 2 Pinta, 3 China tea, 5 Port, 6 Lock out, 7 White coffee, 8 Scrip, 9 John Collins, 14 Tincture, 16 Aquavit, 18 Cuppa, 21 Truss, 22 Bleu.

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