Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/05/14

Compact crossword

Compact crossword

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Here is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Disparage (5)

7. Gave one’s word (8)

8. Swindle (5)

10. A theatrical performance (10)

12. Run through (8)

14. Sadly (4)

16. Seabird (4)

17. Brought in from abroad (8)

20. Army officer (10)

23. The approach to a house (5)

24. Get the better of (8)

25. Exhausted (5)

DOWN

1. Stevedore (6)

2. To harvest (4)

3. Poke (4)

4. A small fishing-vessel (5)

5. Swing to and fro (9)

6. A handsome young man (6)

9. Step on (5)

11. Protected (9)

13. Add (up) (3)

15. An animal enclosure (5)

16. A unit of capacity (6)

18. Hate (6)

19. The animals on a farm (5)

21. Deaden (4)

22. Excursion (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Camber, 4 Aboard, 9 Urged, 10 Upgrade, 11 Cue, 12 Debutante, 13 Convertible, 18 Alcoholic, 21 Goa. 22 Dovecot, 23 Group, 24 Entree, 25 Gasket.

Down: 1 Clutch, 2 Magneto, 3 Ended, 5 Bugatti, 6 Again, 7 Diesel, 8 Number plate, 14 Vehicle, 15 Logbook, 16 Handle, 17 Tappet, 19 Civet, 20 Cocoa.

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