Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 26/10/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

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Across

1 Large airliner (coll) (5)

7 Privation (8)

8 White soft rock (5)

10 Very popular book (10)

12 Christmas season (8)

14 Snakes (4)

16 Carried (4)

17 Greeted (8)

20 Plebiscite (10)

23 Tree (5)

24 First principles (8)

25 Wager (5)

DOWN

1 Manoeuvre (6)

2 Tuber (4)

3 Jargon (4)

4 Snake (5)

5 Healthy (9)

6 Treats mercifully (6)

9 Romantic poet (1795-1821) (5)

11 Makes clear (9)

13 Proper (3)

15 Brushwood (5)

16 Infertile (6)

18 Girl’s name (6)

19 Avarice (5)

21 Memorandum (4)

22 Dissolve (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Tackle, 4 Batman,

9 Robin, 10 Amalgam, 11 Ida,

12 Avalanche, 13 Regrettable,

18 Incommode, 21 Cue,

22 Breadth, 23 Rough,

24 Tumble, 25 Terror.

Down: 1 Turnip, 2 Cabbage,

3 Lanka, 5 Alabama, 6 Magic,

7 Number, 8 Catastrophe,

14 Remodel, 15 Lacquer,

16 Gibbet, 17 Zephyr, 19 Cream, 20 Eerie.

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