Compact crossword - The Scotsman 05/12/14

05/12/14
05/12/14
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Diving bird (5)

7 Sensational story (8)

8 Largest island in the Cyclades (5)

10 Small European warbler (10)

12 Small acrobatic bird (8)

14 Sea eagle (4)

16 Foam (4)

17 Used pair (anag) (8)

20 Pale-coloured heron (5,5)

23 Female ruff (5)

24 Pink bird (8)

25 Wading bird (5)

DOWN

1 Large seabird (6)

2 Group of nations (4)

3 Cook (4)

4 Perching songbird (5)

5 Large seabird (9)

6 Dessert (6)

9 Sprout (5)

11 Grouse-like bird (9)

13 Undermine (3)

15 Marsh bird (5)

16 Reprimanded (3,3)

18 Strike out (6)

19 Lapwing (5)

21 Energetic (2-2)

22 Long-winged seabird (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Zion, 8 Unlikely, 9 Scamp, 10 Entrust, 12 Cut, 13 Reverence, 16 Respected, 17 Hut, 19 Dragged, 21 Probe, 23 Tiramisu, 24 Weed.

Down: 1 Tincture, 2 Gnome, 3 But, 4 Slandered, 5 Skirted, 6 Alps, 11 Leucaemia, 14 Crumbled, 15 Epigram, 18 Frown, 20 Ruin, 22 Rut.