Compact crossword - The Scotsman, 21/09/15

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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

7 Form of rugby union (6)

8 Eighth (anag) (6)

9 Clue no (4)

10 Trend (8)

11 Clue no (6)

12 Harp-like instrument (6)

14 Quarter (6)

17 XXX (6)

19 Clue no (8)

21 Card with three spots (4)

22 Atishoo (6)

23 Conspiracy of silence (6)

DOWN

1 Replace contents (6)

2 Part of a telephone (8)

3 Crystalline compound (6)

4 Glazed cotton cloth (6)

5 Clue no (4)

6 Chewing gum ingredient (6)

13 Clue no (8)

15 Far East (6)

16 Paid attention (6)

17 Sinew (6)

18 Score (6)

20 Level (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Chops, 4 Scrap, 10 Aware, 11 Scourge, 12 Endanger, 13 Burn. 15 Caring, 17 Deaden, 19 Arch, 20 Sentinel, 23 Contain, 24 Ruses, 25 Osier, 26 Prays.

Down: 2 Hoard, 3 Pregnant, 5 Crow, 6 Aground, 7 Take a chance, 8 Usher, 9 Meaningless, 14 Lecturer, 16 Recants, 18 Geans, 21 Nasty, 22 Cape.