Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/01/14

18/01/14

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Beat it (5)

7 Author (8)

8 Withdrawn (5)

10 A writing desk (10)

12 Pupils (8)

14 Barrier of foating logs (4)

16 A natural fbre (4)

17 Institutions (8)

20 Unforeseen (10)

23 Duties (5)

24 Roomy (8)

25 Close by (5)

DOWN

1 Isolated rock pillars (6)

2 Old Testament book (4)

3 Make a boat fast (4)

4 Drop anchor (5)

5 Lung disease (9)

6 Burn (6)

9 Hills (5)

11 An Irish cudgel (9)

13 Banter (3)

15 A small bay (5)

16 Crush fat (6)

18 At the end of the day (6)

19 Damage (5)

21 Intimation (4)

22 Smear (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Pass by, 4 Prop up, 9 Lay-by, 10 Immures, 11 Ugh, 12 Put paid to, 13 Indoor games, 18 Off-street, 21 See, 22 Heave-ho, 23 Mid-on, 24 Pick on, 25 Stop-go.

Down: 1 Pile-up, 2 Say when, 3 Buy up, 5 Rum baba, 6 Pored, 7 Push on, 8 Bitter lemon, 14 On the go, 15 Eased up, 16 Nosh-up, 17 Lean-to, 19 Franc, 20 Tempt.

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