Compact crossword - The Scotsman 19/12/14

19/12/14
19/12/14
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 South American country (6)

4 Reddish-brown (6)

9 5 down fruit (5)

10 Most sickly-sweet (7)

11 Tea (3)

12 Waterway in NE England (5,4)

13 Tree with dark purplish leaves (6-5)

18 Causing displeasure (9)

21 Hard fruit (3)

22 Extremely reckless (7)

23 As a joke (2,3)

24 City in NE France (6)

25 Allure (anag) (6)

DOWN

1 Offshoot (6)

2 Alligator pear (7)

3 Internal (5)

5 Take ore (anag) (3,4)

6 Magistrate (hist.) (5)

7 Most recent (6)

8 Tree with a white bark (6,5)

14 Plantation of 15 downs (7)

15 Evergreen (7)

16 Tall tree (6)

17 Unaccented (6)

19 Barrier (5)

20 Health genus (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Functional, 7 Charmed, 8 Eerie, 10 Orra, 11 Burdened, 13 Placid, 15 Unseen, 17 Indecent, 18 Stye, 21 Hinge, 22 Askance, 23 Settlement.

Down: 1 Flair, 2 Numb, 3 Tedium, 4 Overdone, 5 Arrange, 6 Accomplish, 9 Endangered, 12 Discreet, 14 Andante, 16 Engage, 19 Tenet, 20 Skye.