Quick Crossword - The Scotsman 10/03/13

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Sunday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Healthy place to stay in a small resort in the Canaries (3,6)

8 Type of nerve capable of holding first part of 7 (5)

9 Funny health service colleague? (7)

11 Pressing for old city fellow (6)

12 Strangely enter the church in search of a playwright (7)

13 Granny, for example, keeps nothing on Tory leaders (4)

14 When it’s due for an old character (3)

17 Take action against the girl (3)

18 Compete with original opinion (4)

21 Golf club needs gin cocktail in the evening (7)

23 Secure a king’s imprisonment – this one? (6)

24 Country lover’s first to protest, attending violent disturbance (7)

25 Scoundrel might turn up in singular French 6 (5)

26 Fees split by game ladies (9)

Down

2 Unaccompanied half of city in hospital department (5)

3 Feel more kindly disposed towards whistler in traveller’s retreat (6)

4 Banker returned with raincoat (3)

5 A concession to artist and a refusal to singer (7)

6 If you are these ahead, you are miles better! (7)

7 Whisky, for instance, should be taken before good picnic fare (6,3)

10 Popular church measurement (4)

12 Come to the East in attempt to expose betrayal (9)

15 Mean to state one’s years (7)

16 Responded that agent wasn’t truthful (7)

19 She’s domiciled in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (4)

20 Wrong answers lose Western traps (6)

22 One’s besotted with love for the rope (5)

24 Point away from grand film photograph, in short (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Across 3, Homeland. 8, Sago. 9, The Killing. 10, Nith. 11, Item. 13, Swede. 17, Borgen. 18, Allege. 19, Emend. 22, Saga. 24, Nark. 25, The Accused. 26, Erse. 27, Daybreak.

Down 1, Paris. 2, Nothing on. 4, Oakum. 5, Ellis. 6, Arise. 7, Doggerel. 12, Eons. 14, Wallander. 15, Objected. 16, Gaga. 20, Emery. 21, Dicer. 22, Sousa. 23, Frost.

Last week’s winner was A Sinclair

of Edinburgh. The runners-up were

W Kennedy and A Peden of Edinburgh.

Prize Crossword: Spectrum, Page 34

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