Compact crossword - The Scotsman 04/07/15

04/07/15
04/07/15
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Look stern (5)

7 A great beast (8)

8 Convey (5)

10 Bear examination (4,6)

12 Descriptive word or phrases (8)

14 A New Testament book (4)

16 Area of Central London (4)

17 Poverty-stricken (8)

20 Resulting (10)

23 A boring tool (5)

24 Overjoyed (8)

25 Starting point (5)

DOWN

1 A deceptive outward appearance (6)

2 Go out of shape (4)

3 Airliners (4)

4 A primate akin to the monkeys (5)

5 Got in touch (with) (9)

6 Maps (6)

9 A sailboat (5)

11 Deceitful (9)

13 A heavyweight (3)

15 Girl’s name (5)

16 Clandestine (6)

18 Indian river (6)

19 A large conifer (5)

21 Component (4)

22 A large sea-fish (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Conman, 4 Conned, 9 Nonce, 10 Octavia, 11 Ore, 12 Antipasto, 13 Convenience, 18 Oscillate, 21 Leo, 22 Fantail, 23 Aloud, 24 Beacon, 25 Confer.

Down: 1 Convoy, 2 Non-hero, 3 Arena, 5 Octuple, 6 Naves, 7 Deacon, 8 Continuable, 14 Volcano, 15 Call off, 16 Confab, 17 Condor, 19 Conga, 20 Erato.