Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 15/04/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

8 21,12,16 (1,1,1)

9 Boaster (9)

10 Sense (5)

11 Tall ;pub (anag) (4-3)

12 Cartridge (8)

14 Basic point (4)

15 Retain (4)

16 Regisgtrar (8)

20 French castle (7)

21 Of TV (5)

23 Wingless insect (9)

24 ___ Ball, DJ (3)

Down

1 Egg-capsule (6)

2 Cliff (4)

3 Fit out (6)

4 Takes unfair precedence (5,3,5)

5 Grin (5)

6 Refined (8)

7 TV (3,3)

13 ________ Dali, painter (8)

15 Wife of Priam (6)

17 Being exhibited (2,4)

18 Thatcher, eg (6)

19 TV (5)

22 Nap (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Mumps, 7 Paramour, 8 Group, 10 Time-sheets, 12 Persuades, 14 Toss, 16 Bear, 17 One-sided, 20 Hedonistic, 23 Cobra, 24 Newcomer, 25 Allot.

Down: 1 Mugs up, 2 Pout, 3 Fake, 4 Cache, 5 Forewords, 6 Grasps, 9 Pious, 11 Break down, 13 Dun, 15 Aspic, 16 Behind, 18 Decant, 19 Annoy, 21 Seek, 22 Cowl.

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