Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/12/14

18/12/14
18/12/14
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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Serviceable (10)

7 Enchanted (7)

8 Weird (5)

10 Odd (4)

11 Oppressed (8)

13 Calm (6)

15 Invisible (6)

17 Obscene (8)

18 Pig-pen (4)

21 Depend (on) (5)

22 Sideways (7)

23 Subsidence (10)

DOWN

1 Natural aptitude (5)

2 Deaden (4)

3 Monotony (6)

4 Cooked too much (8)

5 Put in order (7)

6 Achieve (10)

9 Facing extinction (10)

12 Prudent (8)

14 Moderately slow (mus) (7)

16 Employ (6)

19 Precept (5)

20 Hebridean island (4)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 7 Yoke, 8 Coercion, 9 Angle, 10 Descent, 12 Dry, 13 Prattling, 16 Obsession, 17 The, 19 Treated, 21 Klimt, 23 Medicine, 24 Claw.

Down: 1 Corncrib, 2 Jelly, 3 Ich, 4 Dejection, 5 Ice-cold, 6 Down, 11 Brasserie, 14 Nehemiah, 15 Denarii, 18 Slice, 20 Rhea, 22 Per.