Compact crossword - The Scotsman 11/04/14

11-04-14

11-04-14

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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Civil force (6)

4 Head protection (6)

9 Lawful (5)

10 Sterility (7)

11 Bitumen (3)

12 Of government (9)

13 Rectitude (11)

18 John __, landscape painter (9)

21 Steersman (3)

22 Face photo (7)

23 Head of a monastery (5)

24 Write music (6)

25 Wise counsellor (6)

DOWN

1 Sense of taste (6)

2 Swiss town (7)

3 Distressed (3-2)

5 Merseyside football team (7)

6 Pleasing sounds (5)

7 Struggle (6)

8 Town in Derbyshire (7,4)

14 Toothed rack (7)

15 Medieval trombone (7)

16 Keen discernment (6)

17 Devon diocese (6)

19 Dark period (5)

20 Avoid (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Codswallop, 7 Prudent, 8 Under, 10 Cite, 11 Merchant, 13 Lurked, 15 Fellow, 17 Trustees, 18 Mali, 21 Dwine, 22 In place, 23 Versailles. Down: 1 Count, 2 Drew, 3 Wither, 4 Launched, 5 Oddball, 6 Speculated, 9 Rottweiler, 12 Kestrels, 14 Routine, 16 Gemini, 19 Amass, 20 Opal.

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