Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/05/15

Wednesday’s puzzle

06/05/15

ACROSS

7 Cold spell (4)

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8 Bluegrass State (8)

9 Cooked in a pan (5)

10 In check (anag) (7)

12 Climbing plant (3)

13 Amanuensis (9)

16 Financial officer (9)

17 Piggery (3)

19 Forenoon (7)

21 Later (5)

23 Slowing (music) (8)

24 Fastening device (4)

DOWN

1 Etcher (8)

2 After (French) (5)

3 Snowshoe (3)

4 Not mapped yet (9)

5 Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (alt spelling (7)

6 Hebridean island (4)

11 Distasteful (9)

14 Economise (8)

15 Magenta (anag) (7)

18 Long ago (2,3)

20 Exposed (4)

22 Spinning toy (3)

Tuesday’s solution:

Across: 1 Ordination, 8 Catered, 9 Argue, 10 Real, 11 Flip, 12 Nap, 14 Mikado, 15 Tend to, 18 Nip, 20 Pity, 21 Peck, 23 Ennui, 24 Fervent, 25 Thunderous.

Down: 1 On track, 2 Dirk, 3 Nodule, 4 Tramples, 5 Organ, 6 Scaremonger, 7 Deep pockets, 13 Adoption, 16 Deepens, 17 Stifle, 19 Pinch, 22 Brio.