WEEK­END CROSSWORD

No 3265

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST - By Derek Allen

ACROSS

1 Get NHS se­lec­tors’ or­der to take ex­er­cise (7,4,4) 9 Politi­cian went to Rhode Is­land hes­i­tantly for tran­quil­liser (7) 10 Qual­ity not tested in the short run (7) 11 Bats­man who’s out (7) 12 Brightly-coloured par­rot or cow (7) 13 Ori­en­tal light seen at fes­ti­val time (7,7) 15 Charge Bill hav­ing agree­ment to re­pay work costs (7,7) 21 One for­gets hav­ing this (7) 22 Sounds like moun­tain ash and an­other tree can be found in is­land off North Carolina (7) 23 Thinnest ale sent round (7) 24 Rather blonde swim­mer tak­ing in the at­mos­phere (7) 25 Beast in the house? (9,6)

DOWN

1 Showy dis­play page penned by hack (6) 2 Re­vival of in­ter­est about one’s ori­gin (7) 3 Con­sider stand­ing and be quick­wit­ted (5,2,4,4) 4 Smell sure em­a­nat­ing from bone (7) 5 In­spi­ra­tional open­ing (7) 6 Cheer­ing but not when seated (8,7) 7 Cooked pie to me could be typ­i­cal ex­am­ple (7) 8 Ocean liner? (8) 14 Com­plete fail­ure whilst us­ing unit of com­puter pro­cess­ing speed (8) 16 Sharp point on some­thing spher­i­cal in slot ma­chine game (7) 17 Able to re­turn after a stretch (7) 18 Painstak­ing with fuel car spilt (7) 19 NB this el­e­ment writ­ten out in full (7) 20 Vi­o­let half-hour find­ing it deadly (6)

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