Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 04/05/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Scold (5)

4 Scrimmage (5)

10 English racecourse (5)

11 Forerunner (7)

12 Enjoyment (8)

13 Sparkling wine (4)

15 Hearsay (6)

17 Vote (6)

19 Criminal band (4)

20 US state (8)

23 Wearing down (7)

24 Ambition (5)

25 Draws together (5)

26 Avarice (5)

DOWN

2 Speed (5)

3 Ancient city (8)

5 Calm (4)

6 A useful vessel (7)

7 Jumped (over) (4-7)

8 Reject with contempt (5)

9 Difficult puzzle (5-6)

14 Raider (8)

16 Rainy season (7)

18 Hard up (coll) (5)

21 Oily fruit (5)

22 Shade (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Administrator,

9 Maestro, 10 Swain, 11 Note,

12 Alien, 16 Go off, 17 Lama,

21 Thief, 22 Implead, 23 Sitting tenant.

Down: 1 Payment, 2 Amnesty,

3 Unity, 4 Trustee, 5 Steal,

6 Grant, 8 Shoplifting, 13 Forfeit, 14 Case law, 15 Mandate,

18 Stash, 19 Vista, 20 Speed

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