Compact crossword - The Scotsman 16/11/2012

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Alternative to spectacles (7,6)

9 Revoke at cards (7)

10 Monarch (5)

11 Information (4)

12 Written work (5)

16 Females (5)

17 Basil, eg (4)

21 Hungarian composer (5)

22 Highly regarded (7)

23 Letter-writer (13)

DOWN

1 Placed for skating (3-4)

2 Anonymous (7)

3 Enormous (5)

4 Having an organ that circulates blood (7)

5 Religious song (5)

6 Seize by force (5)

8 Scheme that has failed (3,4,2,2)

13 Messenger (7)

14 Stand and ______ (7)

15 Skill (7)

18 _____ Isle, NE peninsula (5)

19 North (anag) (5)

20 Jollification (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Searched, 5 Daub, 9 Locum, 10 Adamant, 11 Out of the blue, 13 Resist, 14 Unlike, 17 Demoralising, 20 Balance, 21 Earth, 22 Erne, 23 Jettison. Down: 1 Silt, 2 Accrues, 3 Come on strong, 4 Ecarte, 6 Avail, 7 Battered, 8 Make ends meet, 12 Credible,

15 Ignores, 16 Fleece, 18 Milan, 19 Shun.

 

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