Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/12/12

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Scrap dealer (3-3-4-3)

9 Bullfighter (7)

10 Low singer (5)

11 Hardy heroine (4)

12 Scandinavian (5)

16 Greek philosopher (5)

17 German woman (4)

21 Aviator (5)

22 Executioner (7)

23 Port official (7,6)

DOWN

1 Archbishop (7)

2 Self-centred person (7)

3 Sneering (5)

4 No matter who (7)

5 Of a strict US sect (5)

6 Messenger (5)

8 Twitcher (11)

13 Greedy person (7)

14 Hermit (7)

15 Athletes (7)

18 French Algerian cavalryman (5)

19 Office worker (5)

20 Telltale (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Thespian, 5 Toff, 9 Niche, 10 Antbear, 11 Made the grade, 13 Rammed, 14 Impart, 17 Blast-furnace, 20 Blatant, 21 Greet, 22 Efts, 23 Secretly. Down: 1 Tone, 2 Exclaim, 3 Preferential, 4 Apathy, 6 Omega,

7 Forfeits, 8 Stage-manager, 12 Probable, 15 Ancient, 16 Bustle, 18 Apart, 19 Stay.

 

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