Compact crossword - The Scotsman 12/04/14

Compact crossword
Compact crossword
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1. Card game (5)

7. Large waterfowl (8)

8. Tracking system (5)

10. An edible gasteropod (10)

12. Claptrap (8)

14. Without delay (abbrev) (4)

16. Dutch cheese (4)

17. False (8)

20. Embroiled (6.4)

22. Exclude (5)

24. Mundane (8)

25. Reading room (5)

DOWN

1. Custodian (6)

2. Smack (4)

3. A fairy (4)

4. Number (5)

5. Discusses one’s work (5,4)

6. Comatose (6)

9. Drive back (5)

11. Exposes to injury (9)

13. A propitiatory gift (3)

15. Multitude (5)

16. Jostles (6)

18. English county (6)

19. Go over the main points again (5)

21. Dingy (4)

22. Undiluted (4)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 1 Police, 4 Helmet, 9 Licit, 10 Asepsis, 11 Tar, 12 Political, 13 Correctness, 18 Constable, 21 Cox, 22 Mugshot, 23 Abbot, 24 Notate, 25 Mentor.

Down: 1 Palate, 2 Locarno, 3 Cut-up, 5 Everton, 6 Music, 7 Tussle, 8 Matlock Bath, 14 Ratchet, 15 Sackbut, 16 Acumen, 17 Exeter, 19 Night, 20 Evade.