Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/12/13

18/12/13
18/12/13
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Wednesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Capital of Peru (4)

8 Baldness (8)

9 Shelf (5)

10 Computer file with graphics (7)

12 Boy (3)

13 Cheerfully irresponsible (9)

16 North Wales resort (9)

17 Cover pipes (3)

19 Eightfold (7)

21 Old lover (5)

23 Bewildered (3,2,3)

24 Counter-tenor (4)

DOWN

1 Railway line carrying electricity (4-4)

2 Great (5)

3 Lick up (3)

4 Lounging (9)

5 February 29 (4,3)

6 Storyteller (4)

11 Like a blue sky (9)

14 Child’s friend (8)

15 Sharp-cornered (7)

18 Sheep’s cry (5)

20 Chill (4)

22 Statute (3)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Methuselah, 8 Ransack, 9 Dingo, 10 Neat, 11 Anon, 12 Let, 14 Tremor, 15 Geneva, 18 Pet, 20 Prat, 21 Audi, 23 Slips, 24 Coaltit, 26 Deadlocked.

Down: 1 Mandate, 2 Trap, 3 Unkind, 4 Endanger, 5 Annul, 6 Bring to pass, 7 Contradicts, 13 Composed, 16 Erupted, 17 Gaucho, 19 Trite, 22 Hack.