Compact crossword - The Scotsman 22/11/14

22/11/14

22/11/14

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Intermission (5)

7 Evasive (8)

8 Intimate (5)

10 Raw recruit (10)

12 Small wading bird (8)

14 Composed (4)

16 Band of criminals (4)

17 Insolent (8)

20 Somewhat (10)

23 Sailing boat (5)

24 Blameless (8)

25 Flatfish (5)

DOWN

1 Well aware (6)

2 Fine sediment (4)

3 Pleased (4)

4 Sudden burst of speed (5)

5 Exploded (9)

6 Method (6)

9 Country in the Middle East (5)

11 Travelling (9)

13 Deciduous tree (3)

15 Muscular (5)

16 Initial moves in chess (6)

18 Reptile (6)

19 A single article (5)

21 Girl’s name (4)

22 A strong jerk (coll) (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Joshua, 4 Shroud, 9 Debut, 10 Numbers, 11 Eli, 12 Leviticus, 13 Deuteronomy, 18 All square, 21 Cox, 22 Ezekiel, 23 Award, 24 Dismay, 25 Psalms.

Down: 1 Judges, 2 Sublime, 3 Until, 5 Hampton, 6 Oleic, 7 Desist, 8 Universally, 14 Tequila, 15 Michael, 16 Fag end, 17 Exodus, 19 Leeds, 20 Evans.

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