Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/02/14

10/02/14
10/02/14
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Nine days of prayers (6)

8 Glossy paint (6)

9 Cranny (4)

10 Made known (8)

11 Western US state (6)

12 XC (6)

14 Far one (anag) (2,4)

17 Creed (6)

19 Of the newly born (8)

21 Deaden (4)

22 Dram (6)

23 Sprightly (6)

DOWN

1 Serious matter (2,4)

2 String of beads (8)

3 CS Lewis’ make-believe land (6)

4 Derived SI unit of force (N) (6)

5 Ingenuous (4)

6 Latest (6)

13 Sobriquet (8)

15 Titania’s husband (6)

16 Sailor (6)

17 Stockings (6)

18 Viz (6)

20 Almost (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Skirt, 4 Organ, 10 Crass, 11 Buffalo, 12 Overawed, 13 Seam, 15 Malice, 17 Canyon, 18 Deny, 20 Preamble, 23 Talents, 24 Odour, 25 Egret, 26 Crude.

Down: 2 Knave, 3 Research, 5 Rift, 6 Academy, 7 Accommodate, 8 Abbey, 9 Commandeers, 14 Paramour, 16 Long-leg, 18 Cross, 21 Broad, 22 Ante.