Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 18/03/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

8 18, 9, 24, 19 (1,1,1)

9 Twelve old 19 down coins (9)

10 Revolving arm (5)

11 Captivate (7)

12 Old French coin (8)

14 Sooty matter (4)

15 Credit (4)

16 Marine bivalve (8)

20 Ray (7)

21 Plant with edible root tubers (5)

23 Waterway between Albany and Buffalo (4,5)

24 In addition to (3)

Down

1 Old silver coin (6)

2 Censor (4)

3 Starry (6)

4 Taking too long (4-9)

5 Money kept for change (5)

6 Unceremonious (8)

7 Sprightliness (6)

13 Assortment of loose sweets (4’1’3)

15 Sixpence (archaic) (6)

17 Acid-neutralising chemical (6)

18 Quids (6)

19 Coppers (5)

22 Dull (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Rears, 7 Flaubert, 8 Stuff, 10 Elaborates, 12 Succumbs, 14 Boss, 16 Tune, 17 Dreams up, 20 Marvellous, 23 Tunic, 24 Economic, 25 After.

Down: 1 Rushes, 2 Rife, 3 Slab, 4 Quart, 5 Penthouse, 6 Stasis, 9 Flout, 11 Scenarios, 13 Bar, 15 Gamut,

16 Timber, 18 Pincer, 19 Medoc, 21 Laic, 22 Surf.

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