Compact crossword - The Scotsman 01/03/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Woodland god (5)

7 Part of China (4,4)

8 regal (5)

10 Having a spinal deformity (4-6)

12 Port in eastern China (8)

14 Thunder god (4)

16 Ridge (4)

17 Unclear situation (4,4)

20 Breed of carthorse (10)

23 Essential oil (5)

24 Desolate (8)

25 Little porker (5)

DOWN

1 Dogstar (6)

2 Yes (coll) (4)

3 Cage for fowls (4)

4 Ancient alphabet (5)

5 Cricketing county (9)

6 Moroccan port (6)

9 Forward thrust (5)

11 Amplifying (9)

13 West coast resort (3)

15 South African antelope (5)

16 Warp (6)

18 Wandering (6)

19 Stanza (5)

21 Moist (4)

22 Tweezer-case (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Cant, 8 Atlantic, 9 Caper, 10 Impulse, 12 Fad, 13 Opportune, 16 Descartes, 17 Fan, 19 Cantrip, 21 Samba, 23 Demerara, 24 Chew. Down: 1 Carapace, 2 Steer, 3 Fag, 4 Plimsoles, 5 Insults, 6 Bias, 11 Appraisal, 14 Near-beer, 15 Scatter, 18 Lance, 20 Awed, 22 Far.

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