Compact crossword - The Scotsman 23/08/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 What can be seen at any one time (5,2,6)

9 Slight cold (7)

10 Repeated theme (5)

11 Nimble-fingered (4)

12 Serviceable (2,3)

16 Ruffle (5)

17 Curly hairstyle (4)

21 Impish (5)

22 Likely to experience a shock (2,3,2)

23 Competitive attack on prey (7,6)

DOWN

1 Nearer to centre of road (7)

2 Faiths (7)

3 Enlighten (5)

4 Most resolute (7)

5 Half century (5)

6 Powdered tobacco (5)

8 Dropping with parachute closed (4-7)

13 Sir _______ Drake (7)

14 Open insult (7)

15 Dame Margot ________ (7)

18 Brawny (5)

19 Frequently (5)

20 Ablaze (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Amateurs, 5 Plea, 9 Await, 10 Spotted, 11 Intermittent, 13 Otters, 14 Impair, 17 Disenchanted, 20 Penguin, 21 Thole, 22 Neep, 23 Dead-heat.

Down: 1 Ajar, 2 Against, 3 Entrepreneur, 4 Resume, 6 Latte, 7 Auditors, 8 Contaminated, 12 Hold open, 15 Anemone, 16 Chance, 18 Sense, 19 Vent.

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