COM­PACT CROSS­WORD ONE

The Scotsman - - Weekend Puzzler -

ACROSS

1 Un­der­stands (coll) (5) 4 Pro­fi­cient (5) 10 Pas­sage­way (5) 11 A her­mit (7) 12 Tem­po­rary (8) 13 Scru­ti­nise (4) 15 Record­ing (6) 17 Seemly (6) 19 Clip into shape (4) 20 Fra­grant (8) 23 An aper­ture (7) 24 Catch­word (5) 25 Harsh (5) 26 Wor­ship (5)

DOWN

2 Squan­der (5) 3 Sa­lu­ta­tion (8) 5 Cur­tail (4) 6 A girl’s name (7) 7 De­fect (11) 8 Pros­trate (5) 9 Poverty (11) 14 Aban­doned evil ways (8) 16 A three-pronged spear (7) 18 Mar­gin (5) 21 Pen­e­trate (5) 22 A jetty (4)

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