Compact crossword - The Scotsman 28/05/15

28/05/15

28/05/15

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Thursday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Coerces (8)

5 Unload (4)

9 Hard rock; a form of silicate (5)

10 Defame (7)

11 Self-government (12)

13 Hooligan who damages property (6)

14 Berate (6)

17 Go over the main points again (12)

20 Kept one posted (7)

21 Boy’s name (5)

22 A large water jug (4)

23 Safeguard (8)

DOWN

1 Foolish (4)

2 A small French city (7)

3 Preparing to engage in conflict (2,3,7)

4 Captured (6)

6 A change of policy (1-4)

7 Went before (8)

8 Resentment (4,8)

12 Rescind (8)

15 A whole number (7)

16 An artist’s workroom (6)

18 Key group in a party, etc (5)

19 Joyfulness (4)

Wednesday’s solution

Grid G

Across: 1 Discordant, 7 Asbestos, 8 Disc, 9 Folly, 10 Gourmet, 12 Disconcerting, 15 Discard, 17 Catch, 20 Bloc, 21 Hardship, 22 Discounted.

Down: 1 Disco, 2 Shellac, 3 Onto, 4 Discover, 5 Nadir, 6 Astern, 11 Anarchic, 13 Icicle, 14 Transit, 16 Cacti, 18 Child, 19 Frau.

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