Compact crossword - The Scotsman 27/01/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Swiftly (5)

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4 Comfortable (5)

10 Bike (5)

11 Frequent battleground (7)

12 Blameless (8)

13 Of the ear (4)

15 Containing nothing (6)

17 Lychee (6)

19 Brandy (4)

20 Narcotic drug (8)

23 Wandering (7)

24 Mathematical ratio (5)

25 Timepiece (5)

26 Seashore (5)

DOWN

2 Hickory tree (5)

3 Curved street (8)

5 Strange (4)

6 Livery (7)

7 Feat (11)

8 Doughy cake (5)

9 Twig-like invertebrate (5-6)

14 Peak (8)

16 Toffee (7)

18 Grasp (5)

21 Fundamental (5)

22 Relating to poems (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Well-spring, 7 Treasure, 8 Veto, 9 Shell, 10 Staring, 12 Controversial, 15 Accused, 17 Quaff, 20 Slot, 21 Epilogue, 22 Protracted.

Down: 1 Worth, 2 Leaflet, 3 Sour, 4 Roentgen, 5 Never, 6 Stanza, 11 Coherent, 13 Occult, 14 Shut out, 16 Utter, 18 Found, 19 Lima.