Compact crossword - The Scotsman 21/02/15

21/02/15

21/02/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Woodwind instrument (6,7)

9 Disconnected (7)

10 Very pale (5)

11 Quaintly pleasing (4)

12 Obscenity (5)

16 Commonplace (5)

17 Boyfriend (4)

21 Truism (5)

22 Breathtaking (7)

23 Downturn (13)

DOWN

1 Make headway (7)

2 US city (7)

3 Dashing fellow (5)

4 A type of strong grass (7)

5 A mountain shelter (5)

6 Foolish (5)

8 West African country (7,4)

13 Set aside (7)

14 Tuneful (7)

15 Large serving dishes (7)

18 Behindhand (5)

19 A song (5)

20 A large conifer (5)

Friday’s solution

Grid B

Across: 1 Jerky, 4 Blair, 10 Pivot, 11 Doeskin, 12 Rara avis, 13 Yo-yo, 15 Xanadu, 17 Caveat, 19 Move, 20 Heptagon, 23 Torture, 24 Fruit, 25 Verdi, 26 Zloty.

Down: 2 Elver, 3 Katmandu, 5 Lied, 6 Irksome, 7 Approximate, 8 Oddie, 9 Unfortunate, 14 Wasteful, 16 Navarre, 18 Seven, 21 Gaunt, 22 Quid.

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