Compact crossword - The Scotsman 29/11/14

29/11/14

29/11/14

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Whip (3-1-4-5)

9 Banal (7)

10 Bring up (5)

11 A large water jug (4)

12 Naval force (5)

16 Find fault (with) (5)

17 Sullen (4)

21 Substitute (doctor etc) (5)

22 Hypothesis (7)

23 Is familiar with procedures (5,3,5)

DOWN

1 Rush off (7)

2 Undersized (7)

3 Deprive of courage (5)

4 Ranted and raved (7)

5 Black and blue (5)

6 A flowering plant (5)

8 A hard fought contest (6,5)

13 Imperfection (7)

14 Contaminate (7)

15 Pledge (7)

18 English poet (1757-1827) (5)

19 Exclusive news report (5)

20 Core (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Indus, 4 Trial, 10 Lists, 11 Haulage, 12 Easy-care, 13 Vast, 15 Unseat, 17 What if, 19 Play, 20 Specific, 23 Exploit, 24 Point, 25 Blank, 26 Range.

Down: 2 Noses, 3 Unsocial, 5 Rout, 6 Adamant, 7 Ill-equipped, 8 Share, 9 Certificate, 14 Chickpea, 16 Scalpel, 18 Spitz, 21 Fling, 22 John.

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