Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/06/2015

Compact crossword, The Scotsman, 06/06/2015
Compact crossword, The Scotsman, 06/06/2015
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Premature (5)

7 Persuade (8)

8 Annotation (5)

10 Religious songs (10)

12 Fenced in (8)

14 Evening dress (4)

16 A weaving machine (4)

17 Seminar (8)

20 Winning over (10)

23 Edible seaweed (5)

24 Adolescent (8)

25 Humdrum (5)

DOWN

1 Do battle with (6)

2 Defeat (4)

3 Bitter (4)

4 A musical (5)

5 US state capital (9)

6 Justification (6)

9 Reel (5)

11 Freeloader (9)

13 A large flightless bird (3)

15 Leap (5)

16 Track down (5)

18 Myth (6)

19 Broadcast (5)

21 A long, difficult journey (4)

22 Seabird (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Pledge, 4 Admass, 9 Alpha, 10 Orchids, 11 Car, 12 Side issue, 13 Continental, 18 Breakfast, 21 Lei, 22 Embroil, 23 Trend, 24 To date, 25 Orated.

Down: 1 Prance, 2 Esparto, 3 Grass, 5 Diction, 6 Aries, 7 System, 8 Golden eagle, 14 Take out, 15 Ailment, 16 Absent, 17 Minded, 19 Ebbed, 20 Tutor.