Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/11/14

24/11/14
24/11/14
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 Uncooked (3)

9 Not hampered by family ties (9)

10 Of the sun (5)

11 Devoid of (7)

12 Authoritative (8)

14 Lose colour (4)

15 Not at home (4)

16 Opening in stage floor (8)

20 Seedless orange (7)

21 Holiday (5)

23 End of earth’s axis in the Arctic (5,4)

24 Euro’s predecessor (3)

DOWN

1 Mural (6)

2 15 down, 11, 15 and 21 across (4)

3 Glen and loch near Inverness (6)

4 Why? (3,4,6)

5 Aerial attack (5)

6 Centennial State (8)

7 Dice game (6)

13 Breaking of a bone (8)

15 Missing (6)

17 Young hen (6)

18 Macaque (6)

19 Effusively sentimental (5)

22 Matured (4)

Saturday’s solution:

Across: 1 Pause, 7 Slippery, 8 Imply, 10 Tenderfoot, 12 Dotterel, 14 Calm, 16 Gang, 17 Impudent, 20 Marginally, 23 Yacht, 24 Innocent, 25 Skate.

Down: 1 Primed, 2 Slit, 3 Glad, 4 Spurt, 5 Detonated, 6 System, 9 Yemen, 11 Itinerant, 13 Elm, 15 Burly, 16 Gambit, 18 Turtle, 19 Piece, 21 Anne, 22 Yank.