Compact crossword - The Scotsman 05/05/15

05/05/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Investiture (10)

8 Supplied (7)

9 Cross sorts (5)

10 Authentic (4)

11 Toss (4)

12 Top tip (3)

14 The __, comic opera (1885) (6)

15 Minister to (4,2)

18 Pinch (3)

20 Feel sorry for (4)

21 Old measure of capacity (4)

23 Listlessness (5)

24 Enthusiastic (7)

25 Deafening (10)

DOWN

1 Progressing as planned (2,5)

2 A small dagger (4)

3 A little rounded lump (6)

4 Treads roughly (8)

5 A musical instrument (5)

6 Alarmist (11)

7 Very well-off (coll) (4.7)

13 Espousal (8)

16 Dredges (7)

17 Choke (6)

19 Steal (coll) (5)

22 Vivacity (4)

Monday’s solution:

Grid J

Across: 7 Bateau, 8 Orange, 9 Tree, 10 Citizens, 11 Advice, 12 Bureau, 14 Lowest, 17 Common, 19 Multiple, 21 Lays, 22 Carnal, 23 Minded.

Down: 1 Ramrod, 2 Benefice, 3 Quiche, 4 Hot tub, 5 Jazz, 6 Agenda, 13 Rumbling, 15 Ocular, 16 Tipple, 17 Creamy, 18 Oxygen, 20 Tank.

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