Compact crossword - The Scotsman 08/01/14

Wednesday’s puzzle...

08/01/14
08/01/14

ACROSS

1 American conifer (6,4)

7 Red Asian fruit (8)

8 Maple tree (4)

9 Church office-bearer (5)

10 Fish with spectacled appearance (7)

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12 Conker (5,8)

15 Allspice (7)

17 Corkwood (5)

20 Tropical palm tree (4)

21 Conifers (3,5)

22 Flowering shrubs (10)

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DOWN

1 Wee (5)

2 Burglars (7)

3 Large town (4)

4 Cluster pine (8)

5 New Zealand white-wood tree (5)

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6 Unpleasant familiar illusion (4,2)

11 Only native British pine (5,3)

13 Prayer (6)

14 A teeter (anag) (3,4)

16 Hard, dark wood (5)

18 Glasses (coll) (5)

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19 Small bird (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 8 Tar, 9 Producers, 10 Erase, 11 Undergo, 12 Absorbed, 14 Felt, 15 Sumo, 16 Itemised, 20 Rancour, 21 Grasp, 23 Permanent, 24 Tor.

Down: 1 Athena, 2 Proa, 3 Appear, 4 Documentaries, 5 Funds, 6 Heartens, 7 Escort, 13 Seminary, 15 Scrape, 17 Mighty, 18 Depart, 19 Foray, 22 Acts.