Compact crossword - The Scotsman 09/05/15

09/05/15

09/05/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Maid-servant (5)

7 Debacle (8)

8 A water-lily (5)

10 Tightened one’s belt (10)

11 Doubtless (8)

14 Nucleus (4)

16 Flowering plant (4)

17 A Jack of all trades (8)

20 Rascals (10)

23 A system of morals (5)

24 Game of chance (8)

25 Rapid (5)

DOWN

1 Beat soundly (6)

2 Inkling (4)

3 Blessing (4)

4 Goblin (5)

5 Travel documents (9)

6 Word of honour (6)

9 Be off with you! (5)

11 Soliloquy (9)

13 Pasture (3)

15 No longer fresh (5)

16 Ridiculous (6)

18 Talisman (6)

19 Small bay (5)

21 Book of the Old Testament (4)

22 Pack away (4)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 1 Junior, 4 School, 9 Minus, 10 Undress, 11 Lav, 12 Time-lapse, 13 Photography, 18 Autopista, 21 Chi, 22 Kestrel, 23 Think, 24 Tirade, 25 Frugal.

Down: 1 Jumble, 2 Nineveh, 3 Onset, 5 Cedilla, 6 One-up, 7 Listen, 8 Rummage sale, 14 Tapered, 15 Hacking, 16 Jacket, 17 Nickel, 19 Taser, 20 Actor.

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