Compact crossword - The Scotsman 04/01/14

04/01/14
04/01/14
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Fondle (6)

4 Small rodent (6)

9 Happen (5)

10 Incisive (7)

11 Biblical high priest (3)

12 Singers (9)

13 Evocative (11)

18 Therapy (9)

21 Large deer (3)

22 Conciliate (7)

23 Permit (5)

24 A rat, squirrel, beaver, etc (6)

25 Puzzle (6)

DOWN

1 Shamrock (6)

2 Accept (7)

3 Cancel (coll) (5)

5 Inconsistent (7)

6 Muscular strength (5)

7 Most recent (6)

8 Embellished (11)

14 Making progress (2,5)

15 Irritates (7)

16 Lethargy (6)

17 Transfix (6)

19 African antelope (5)

20 A feudal baron (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Crush, 7 Greenish, 8 Grain, 10 Ginger beer, 12 Champers, 14 Mary, 16 Asti, 17 Smollett, 20 Maraschino, 23 Krona, 24 Elegance, 25 Latte.

Down: 1 Cognac, 2 Swig, 3 Grog, 4 Perry, 5 Firewater, 6 Sherry, 9 Nippy, 11 Sauternes, 13 Rum, 15 Plonk, 16 Armlet, 18 Tisane, 19 Usual, 21 Hock, 22 Orca.