Compact crossword - The Scotsman 26/12/13

Thursday’s puzzle...

26/12/13
26/12/13

ACROSS

1 Prize-winners (10)

7 Abridges (8)

Most Popular

    8 A forage-cap (4)

    9 A blacksmith’s block (5)

    10 Shutting down (7)

    12 Diligent (13)

    15 Eccentric (7)

    17 Rascal (5)

    20 Second-hand (4)

    21 Acquiescent (8)

    22 Grudge (10)

    DOWN

    1 Lament (5)

    2 Arrests (7)

    3 Girl’s name (4)

    4 Impudent (8)

    5 Captures (5)

    6 Brief outline (6)

    11 Loose cover over a dress (8)

    13 Idiotic (6)

    14 Slope (7)

    16 Move (5)

    18 French painter (1832-83) (5)

    19 Natural inclination (4)

    Tuesday’s solution

    Across: 1 Stripe, 4 Bother, 9 Romance, 10 Darts, 11 Set-to, 12 Forming, 13 Countryside, 18 Rotunda, 20 Auger, 22 Steer, 23 Cutlass, 24 Yeoman, 25 Oreads

    Down: 1 Stress, 2 Remit, 3 Pontoon, 5 Order, 6 Hurried, 7 Resign, 8 Performance, 14 On the go, 15 Shatter, 16 Frosty, 17 Wrests, 19 Nurse, 21 Ghana.