Compact crossword - The Scotsman 23/12/14

23/12/14
23/12/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Lubricate (6)

4 Move very fast (6)

9 Arbitrate (7)

10 Play for time (5)

11 Perfect (5)

12 Becomes threefold (7)

13 Pollute (11)

18 Endures (5,2)

20 Discernment (5)

22 Wear away (5)

23 Affirmed (7)

24 Threw (6)

25 Church attendant (6)

DOWN

1 An initial move (6)

2 Invest (5)

3 A bright red colour (7)

5 Passageway (5)

6 Handbill (7)

7 Burnish (6)

8 Maudlin (11)

14 Self-evident (7)

15 Somewhere else (3,4)

16 Articulate (6)

17 Gentle (6)

19 Tantrum (5)

21 Small shoot (5)

Monday’s solution

Grid M

Across: 8 Elt, 9 Executors, 10 Fawns, 11 Tadpole, 12 Roadster, 14 Hazy, 15 Calf, 16 Ejecting, 20 Graphic, 21 Multi, 23 Excellent, 24 Mss.

Down: 1 Heifer, 2 Stew, 3 Versus, 4 Leatherjacket, 5 Quads, 6 Cotopaxi, 7 Osiery, 13 Alliance, 15 Cygnet, 17 Come to, 18 Grisle, 19 Whelp, 22 Lamb.