Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/12/13

20/12/13
20/12/13
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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Girlie photos (3-3)

4 Feast (slang) (4-2)

9 Garden flower (5)

10 Blot (7)

11 Deciduous tree (3)

12 Hepatica (9)

13 Tree with dark purplish leaves (6-5)

18 Squeeze (9)

21 Diocese (3)

22 Long-lasting (7)

23 Climbing-plant (5)

24 Hindu hermitage (6)

25 Modernise (6)

DOWN

1 Pungent condiment (6)

2 Water lily (7)

3 Computer dot (5)

5 Acorn plant (3,4)

6 Large animal (5)

7 Spud (6)

8 Tree with a white bark (6-5)

14 Tuna pie (anag) (7)

15 Manioc (7)

16 Wattle (6)

17 Open ______ (6)

19 N (5)

20 Flowering bulb (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Attraction, 7 Colonel, 8 Irate, 10 Oast, 11 Practise, 13 Propel, 15 Method, 17 Intrudes, 18 Abut, 21 Heave, 22 Proviso, 23 Kenspeckle.

Down: 1 Atlas, 2 Tint, 3 Allure, 4 Twitcher, 5 Obadiah, 6 Accomplish, 9 Emendation, 12 Refugees, 14 Outrage, 16 Kelpie, 19 Bribe, 20 Work.