Compact crossword - The Scotsman 22/02/14

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Today’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 In a happy frame of mind (2,4,7)

9 Expressionless (7)

10 Talk nonsense (5)

11 Dispensed with (4)

12 Map (5)

16 Fools (coll) (5)

17 Fakir (4)

21 Landowner (5)

22 Wicked (7)

23 Deal with pressure (4,3,6)

DOWN

1 A talkative person (coll) (4-3)

2 Swindled (7)

3 North African country (5)

4 Stringed instruments (7)

5 Sift (5)

6 Expropriate (5)

8 Bring into line (11)

13 Explosive (7)

14 Magazine (7)

15 Fast and furious (7)

18 Criticise strongly (5)

19 Dicey (coll) (5)

20 Inflict a heavy blow (on) (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Clock, 4 Watch, 10 Night, 11 Service, 12 Cupboard, 13 Love, 15 Legacy, 17 Prayer, 19 Book, 20 Blissful, 23 Nothing, 24 Doing, 25 Cycle, 26 Freya.

Down: 2 Leg-up, 3 Cut no ice, 5 Awry, 6 Chicory, 7 Knucklebone, 8 Astro, 9 Meteorology, 14 Crusader, 16 Ghostly, 18 Align, 21 Fairy, 22 Will.