Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/09/14

25/09/14
25/09/14
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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Perceptive (10)

7 A ship’s cargo (7)

8 Whin (5)

10 Interval of calm (4)

11 Mislead (8)

13 Stroke gently (6)

15 In the event (2,4)

17 Sympathetic (to) (7)

18 Closed (4)

21 Girl’s name (5)

22 Specimen (7)

23 Fundamentals (10)

DOWN

1 Reside (5)

2 Symbol (4)

3 Involve (6)

4 Nullifying (8)

5 A blissful state (7)

6 Grievous distress (10)

9 Earnest prayers (10)

12 Make a rough guess (8)

14 Lists of offences (7)

16 Proper (6)

19 Expects (5)

20 Long detailed story (coll) (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Across: 7 Dour, 8 Hanger-on, 9 Enoch, 10 Morphia, 12 Rug, 13 Thumbnail, 16 Endearing, 17 All, 19 Karachi, 21 Prose, 23 Son-in-law, 24 Zion.

Down: 1 Downturn, 2 Erect, 3 Rho, 4 Enrolment, 5 Keeping, 6 Gobi, 11 Churchill, 14 Illusion, 15 Regalia, 18 Graze, 20 Avow, 22 Owl.