Compact crossword - The Scotsman 27/09/14

27/09/14
27/09/14
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Grumble (coll) (5)

7 A small orange (8)

8 Nonplus (5)

10 Partiality (10)

12 Disciplinary (8)

14 Easy talk (4)

16 At that time (4)

17 Chopping off (8)

20 Identified (10)

23 Entourage (5)

24 Lazy (8)

25 Representative (5)

DOWN

1 Idle talk (6)

2 Ceremonial (4)

3 A homeless child (4)

4 Decorate (5)

5 Norwegian city (9)

6 Propose (6)

9 Be loquacious (5)

11 Pray for (9)

13 Compete (3)

15 Belief (5)

16 Root vegetable (6)

18 Gemstone (6)

19 Nimble (5)

21 Taverns (4)

22 Haul (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Anthem, 4 Scotch, 9 Tempo, 10 Annette, 11 Via, 12 Harmonica, 13 Nickelodeon, 18 Honey-trap, 21 Fah, 22 Tombola, 23 Lie in, 24 Medley, 25 Pastry.

Down: 1 Active, 2 Timpani, 3 Epoch, 5 Concord, 6 Tutti, 7 Heehaw, 8 Barrel organ, 14 Keynote, 15 Offbeat, 16 Rhythm, 17 Shanty, 19 Nomad, 20 Polka.