Compact crossword: The Scotsman 19/03/14

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Wednesday’s puzzle.

ACROSS

1 Townspeople (8)

5 Musical group (4)

9 Transistor (5)

10 Stopping-place (7)

11 Picture showing latest style of dress (7,5)

13 In (2,4)

14 Hostility (6)

17 Horsewoman (12)

20 Monrovia’s country (7)

21 Precious stone (5)

22 Monster (4)

23 Edinburgh 10 across (8)

DOWN

1 Central part (4)

2 Up to a point of overuse (2,5)

3 Science of the animal body (12)

4 Performer’s non-appearance (2-4)

6 Small Vauxhall (5)

7 Ballet-dancer (8)

8 Insect that excavates its nest in wood (9-3)

12 London 10 across (8)

15 Metal ore (7)

16 Feet of warships (6)

18 Brown earthy pigment (5)

19 Sticky earth (4)

Tuesday’s solution

Across: 1 Flouts, 4 Topper, 9 Apprise, 10 Get-up, 11 Narks, 12 Pungent, 13 Peregrinate, 18 Confirm, 20 Equal, 22 Rabbi,

23 Not a bit, 24 Dreams, 25 Hyenas.

Down: 1 Flaunt, 2 On par, 3 Trieste, 5 Organ, 6 Patient, 7 Repute, 8 Temperament, 14 Ennoble, 15 No entry, 16 Scored, 17 Slates, 19 Ilium, 21 Urban.