Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/05/15

15/05/15
15/05/15
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Friday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Merry (5)

4 West African country (5)

10 Utilising (5)

11 Loss of memory (7)

12 Corresponding (8)

13 Costly (4)

15 Belied (anag) (6)

17 Graphically violent (1-5)

19 Stunted (4)

20 Very big (3-5)

23 Green vegetable (7)

24 Biblical tower (5)

25 Item of cutlery (5)

26 Something abnormal (5)

DOWN

2 Bay window (5)

3 All eight (anag) (5,3)

5 Lump (4)

6 That will be easy (2,5)

7 15 minutes after the hour (7,4)

8 Regulator (5)

9 Nonsense (11)

14 Part of a bicycle (8)

16 Pub board (3,4)

18 Pleasure boat (5)

21 Black-and-white animal (5)

22 Gamin (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Recuperate, 7 Outburst, 8 Avid, 9 Chore, 10 Dispose, 12 Hit the jackpot, 15 Esparto, 17 Storm, 20 Dean, 21 Orthodox, 22 Exonerates.

Down: 1 Rough, 2 Cabaret, 3 Pert, 4 Rattigan, 5 Tramp, 6 Fiasco, 11 Meltdown, 13 In step, 14 Kits out, 16 Annex, 18 Rooks, 19 Stir.