Compact crossword - The Scotsman 26/12/13

26/12/13
26/12/13
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Thursday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Prize-winners (10)

7 Abridges (8)

8 A forage-cap (4)

9 A blacksmith’s block (5)

10 Shutting down (7)

12 Diligent (13)

15 Eccentric (7)

17 Rascal (5)

20 Second-hand (4)

21 Acquiescent (8)

22 Grudge (10)

DOWN

1 Lament (5)

2 Arrests (7)

3 Girl’s name (4)

4 Impudent (8)

5 Captures (5)

6 Brief outline (6)

11 Loose cover over a dress (8)

13 Idiotic (6)

14 Slope (7)

16 Move (5)

18 French painter (1832-83) (5)

19 Natural inclination (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Stripe, 4 Bother, 9 Romance, 10 Darts, 11 Set-to, 12 Forming, 13 Countryside, 18 Rotunda, 20 Auger, 22 Steer, 23 Cutlass, 24 Yeoman, 25 Oreads

Down: 1 Stress, 2 Remit, 3 Pontoon, 5 Order, 6 Hurried, 7 Resign, 8 Performance, 14 On the go, 15 Shatter, 16 Frosty, 17 Wrests, 19 Nurse, 21 Ghana.