Compact crossword - The Scotsman 16/03/15

16/03/15
16/03/15
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 United States (1,1,1)

9 Church service (9)

10 Plate used in church (5)

11 Italian painter (7)

12 Saviour (8)

14 Church service (4)

15 Sacred (4)

16 Cold confection (3,5)

20 Lattice (anag) (7)

21 Former French province (5)

23 Church service (9)

24 Coal-scuttle (3)

DOWN

1 Late meal (6)

2 Final (4)

3 Candlestick (6)

4 Quick way out (9,4)

5 Young dog (5)

6 Clergyman’s home (8)

7 Pawnbrokers (6)

13 Choice food (8)

15 Abomination (6)

17 Virtuous (6)

18 Thursday before Easter (6)

19 Book following Jonah (5)

22 Gospel writer (4)

Weekend solutions

COMPACT CROSSWORD ONE

Across: 1 Frank, 7 Warranty, 8 Twist, 10 Transplant, 12 Manitoba, 14 Maim, 16 Shed, 17 Symbolic, 20 Capitulate, 23 Edith, 24 Resolute, 25 Wyatt.

Down: 1 Fathom, 2 Nest, 3 Dawn, 4 Wraps, 5 Incapable, 6 System, 8 Trite, 11 Interpose, 13 Buy, 15 Abate, 16 Secure, 18 Cachet, 19 Still, 21 Loth, 22 Eddy.

COMPACT CROSSWORD TWO

Across: 1 Penetrate; 8 Ore; 9 Prohibition; 11 Battles; 12 Treat; 13 Astral; 5 Weapon; 17 Donor; 18 Replace; 20 Independent; 22 Son; 23 Earnestly.

Down: 2 Err; 3 Trill; 4 Amidst; 5 Epistle; 6 Contemplate; 7 Penitence; 10 Outstanding; 11 Blandness; 14 Abridge; 16 Proper; 19 Pence; 21 Nil.