Compact crossword - The Scotsman 21/07/15

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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 Boring tool (3)

9 A very difficult task (4,5)

10 A form of lotto (5)

11 Disease (7)

12 Imagine (8)

14 A flock of larks (4)

15 Small nail (4)

16 Globetrotters (8)

20 In a nervy state (coll) (7)

21 Tighten one’s belt (5)

23 Broadcast (9)

24 A nocturnal bird (3)

DOWN

1 Mob (6)

2 An open tart (4)

3 Submits (6)

4 In due course (3,2,4,4)

5 Foolishness (5)

6 Indolence (8)

7 Unfriendly in manner (6)

13 Holiday (8)

15 Surpasses (6)

17 Hurried (6)

18 Flexible (6)

19 A Greek market-place (5)

22 Painted image (4)

Monday’s solution

Grid F

Across: 1 Hobart, 4 Clotho, 9 Corruna, 10 Image, 11 Lento, 12 Ephesus, 13 Grangemouth, 18 Honiton, 20 Rabat, 22 Rhone, 23 Dunedin, 24 Ornate, 25 Bootle.

Down: 1 Heckle, 2 Boron, 3 Runcorn, 5 Leith, 6 Transit, 7 Odessa, 8 Cape Kennedy, 14 Rangoon, 15 Otranto, 16 Thurso, 17 Stance, 19 Treat, 21 Bidet.