Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/10/14

20/10/14
20/10/14
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Portuguese city (8)

8 Linger (6)

9 Former Indian coin (4)

10 Babylonian pyramidal temple-tower (8)

11 Make an indirect reference (6)

12 Love-apple (6)

14 Take willingly (6)

17 and 19 Sell very quickly (2,4,3,5)

21 Hebridean isle (4)

22 Clear of blame (6)

23 Slumbering (6)

DOWN

1 Plains (anag) (6)

2 Living being (8)

3 Spout (6)

4 Series of steps (6)

5 In ____, (in place of) (4)

6 Occupant (6)

13 Manifold (8)

15 Alternative (6)

16 Become fond of (4,2)

17 Talkative person (6)

18 Doghouse (6)

20 Cudgel (4)

Saturday’s solution:

Across: 1 Scrub, 4 Blame, 10 Sound, 11 Leisure, 12 Aphorism, 13 Chit, 15 Latvia, 17 Alumni, 19 Soul, 20 Approves, 23 Extinct, 24 Solve, 25 Edith, 26 Bonds.

Down: 2 Crush, 3 Underpin, 5 Laid, 6 Maugham, 7 Established, 8 Plush, 9 Westminster, 14 Alfresco, 16 Trusted, 18 Spite, 21 Valid, 22 Knot.