Compact crossword - The Scotsman 23/02/15

23/02/15

23/02/15

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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Needlewoman (10)

8 Roman flask (7)

9 Chaos (US slang) (5)

10 Harbour barrier (4)

11 Built-up area (4)

12 Deserter (3)

14 Putrid (6)

15 Artilleryman (6)

18 Exclamation of surprise (3)

20 Australian rock band (4)

21 So be it (4)

23 Town northwest of Aberdeen (5)

24 Type of computer (7)

25 Divulging (10)

DOWN

1 Prop (7)

2 Skilful (4)

3 Add pepper and salt (6)

4 Neurosis (anag) (8)

5 Step (5)

6 Poem by Lewis Carroll (11)

7 Street urchin (11)

13 Of the greatest height (8)

16 Identity band (4-3)

17 Migration (6)

19 Japanese verse (5)

22 Sparkling wine (4)

Saturday’s solution

Grid H

Across: 7 Double bassoon, 9 Asunder, 10 Ashen, 11 Cute, 12 Filth, 16 Banal, 17 Beau, 21 Axiom, 22 Awesome, 23 Deterioration.

Down: 1 Advance, 2 Augusta, 3 Blade, 4 Esparto, 5 Bothy, 6 Inane, 8 Burkina Faso, 13 Earmark, 14 Melodic, 15 Tureens, 18 Tardy, 19 Ditty, 20 Cedar.

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