Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/11/14

20/11/14

20/11/14

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Unarmed (10)

7 Patrol (7)

8 Japanese dish (5)

10 A falling-out (4)

11 Insubstantial (8)

13 Counsellor (6)

15 Not very often (6)

17 Cavils (8)

18 Skim through (4)

21 Country in the Middle East (5)

22 Using force (7)

23 Somewhat brisk (mus) (10)

DOWN

1 A landing stage (5)

2 On tenterhooks (4)

3 Highly decorated (6)

4 Diminished (8)

5 Put on hold (7)

6 Flats (10)

9 Clarify (10)

12 Prevail over (8)

14 Without affectation (7)

16 Slacker (coll) (6)

19 A set of beliefs (5)

20 An army (4)

Wednesday’s solution:

Across: 7 Hear, 8 Abscissa, 9 Aside, 10 Diurnal, 12 Wan, 13 Bujumbura, 16 Attribute, 17 Gas, 19 In a stew, 21 Flask, 23 Impending, 24 Gaga.

Down: 1 Newscast, 2 Erode, 3 Van, 4 Assiduity, 5 Disrobe, 6 Asia, 11 Humble pie, 14 Road sign, 15 Prosper, 18 Sligo, 20 Nemo, 22 Egg.

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