Compact crossword - The Scotsman 03/06/2014

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Sparkling (10)

8 Protects (7)

9 Work of fiction (5)

10 Girl’s name (4)

11 Trudge (4)

12 Nevertheless (3)

14 Hauled (6)

15 African country (6)

18 Sick (3)

20 Incite (4)

21 Chief (4)

23 Weird (5)

24 Group of soldiers (7)

25 Capacitors (10)

Down

1 Leading (7)

2 Atoll (4)

3 Struggle (6)

4 Disparages (4,4)

5 A labourer (5)

6 Established (11)

7 One-armed bandit (4-7)

13 Prosper (3,5)

16 Highly-strung (7)

17 Armament (6)

19 Broad and slow (mus) (5)

22 Bundle (of hay, etc) (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Fitter, 8 Spouse, 9 Anti, 10 Darkroom, 11 Keeper, 12 Renato, 14 Scorer, 17 Patron, 19 Horseman, 21 Raid, 22 Deacon, 23 Aussie.

Down: 1 Fiancé, 2 Stripper, 3 Trader, 4 Usurer, 5 Doer, 6 Escort, 13 Naturist, 15 Cooper, 16 Romany, 17 Pen pal, 18 Olivia, 20 Sect.

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