Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 12/10/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Tow-paths (6)

4 A wattle plant (6)

9 Sarcasm (5)

10 Insects (7)

11 However (3)

12 Sluggish (9)

13 Grow worse (11)

18 A spring flower (9)

21 Routine (3)

22 Separate (7)

23 Conclude (5)

24 Reciprocal (6)

25 Took part (in sport, etc) (6)

DOWN

1 A soft felt hat (6)

2 Evangelist (7)

3 Faithful (5)

5 Pirate (7)

6 Hold fast (to) (5)

7 Region of north-east France (6)

8 Area of central London (11)

14 Country in east Africa (7)

15 Frugal (7)

16 Chaplet (6)

17 Set aside for future use (6)

19 A bolt (5)

20 Overflow (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Poppy, 7 Newcomer,

8 Renew, 10 Polygamous,

12 Nosedive, 14 Sten, 16 Bark,

17 Optional, 20 San Antonio,

23 Cheap, 24 Cheerful, 25 Coast.

Down: 1 Person, 2 Peep, 3 Very,

4 Scrap, 5 Important, 6 Prison,

9 Wordy, 11 Estranged, 13 VIP,

15 Civic, 16 Bisect, 18 Limpet,

19 Angry, 21 Opus, 22 Ohio.

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