Compact crossword - The Scotsman 23/07/15

23/07/15
23/07/15
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Thursday’s puzzle

Across

1 Financial backers (8)

5 A black-leg (4)

9 Greek letter (5)

10 Deadly disease (7)

11 Railway vehicles (7-5)

13 The final result (6)

14 A beautiful youth (6)

17 Murderous (12)

20 Country in south-east Europe (7)

21 Swelling (5)

22 Dreadful (4)

23 Improves in mood (6,2)

DOWN

1 Locate (4)

2 Burdensome (7)

3 Agricultural unit (5-7)

4 Running at speed (6)

6 A set of beliefs (5)

7 Slightly salty (of water) (8)

8 Substantial (12)

12 Counted (8)

15 Annoys (7)

16 Beat soundly (6)

18 A gastropod, the sea-ear (5)

19 Ooze (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 1 Microscope, 7 Straiten, 8 Glow, 9 Prism, 10 Courage, 12 Electromagnet, 15 Snorkel, 17 Combi, 20 Scot, 21 Intimate, 22 Transistor

Down: 1 Meter, 2 Classic, 3 Onto, 4 Consommé, 5 Pager, 6 Dongle, 11 Friesian, 13 Lunacy, 14 Grommet, 16 Rotor, 18 Biter, 19 Etui