Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 26/04/14

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Here is today’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Complete (6)

4. Block (6)

9. Tropical fruit (5)

10. West African country (7)

11. A small amount (3)

12. Prediction (of the course of a disease, etc) (9)

13. Maintained (11)

18. Perceived (9)

21. Craze (3)

22. Exile (7)

23. Ethical (5)

24. Examine in detail (6)

25. Buries (6)

DOWN

1. Bars of metal (6)

2. Balderdash (7)

3. Confine (5)

5. A reddish purple (7)

6. Merits (5)

7. Pass (of time) (6)

8. Out of luck (11)

14. Clear the decks (7)

15. Put into effect (7)

16. Abhorrent (6)

17. Short pastoral poems (6)

19. Indian string instrument (5)

20. Evil spirit (5)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 1 Banff, 7 Bathgate, 8 Ghana, 10 Gleneagles, 12 Rothesay, 14 Stern, 16 Warn, 17 Crawford, 20 Stonehaven, 23 Totem, 24 Abattoir, 25 Nairn.

Down: 1 Biggar, 2 Fang, 3 Tain, 4 Cheap, 5 Maelstrom, 6 Jetsam, 9 Alley, 11 Stornoway, 13 Ayr, 15 Sweet, 16 Wishaw, 18 Drymen, 19 Perth, 21 Axis, 22 Nova.

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