Compact crossword - The Scotsman 11/04/15

10/04/15
10/04/15
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Clan (5)

7 Endless (8)

8 Ward off (5)

10 Benchmarks (10)

12 A NCO (8)

14 Aspersion (4)

16 Obscure (4)

17 Rapturous (8)

20 Object of infatuation (5-5)

23 Machine for turning wood, etc (5)

24 Sewage drain (4-4)

25 Bogeyman (5)

DOWN

1 Heartbreaking (6)

2 Cover up (4)

3 Girl’s name (4)

4 Origin (5)

5 Get around (9)

6 Expurgate (6)

9 Thin Mexican pancakes (5)

11 Shocking (9)

13 Curve (3)

15 A seat (5)

16 Injunction (6)

18 Edible grain (6)

19 Ceases (5)

21 Publicity stunt (4)

22 A party (coll) (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Behind, 4 Closed, 9 Doors, 10 Run true, 11 Gel, 12 Yom Kippur, 13 Smoke signal, 18 Antarctic, 21 Ria, 22 Molotov, 23 Lucid, 24 Natant, 25 Scoter.

Down: 1 Bodega, 2 Hoodlum, 3 Nasty, 5 Landing, 6 Strip, 7 Dreary, 8 Primus stove, 14 Keratin, 15 Apricot, 16 Salmon, 17 Ladder, 19 To let, 20 Colic.