Compact crossword - The Scotsman 28/09/13

28/09/13
28/09/13
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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Male duck (5)

7 Warning signals to ships (8)

8 String instrument (5)

10 Referendum (10)

12 Brown sugar (8)

14 A fool (coll) (4)

16 Scrutinise (4)

17 Forgives (8)

20 Large antelope (10)

23 General tendency (5)

24 Memorial (8)

25 Tempest (5)

DOWN

1 Lacking (6)

2 Type of seaweed (4)

3 Search thoroughly (4)

4 Abyss (5)

5 Bright idea (5-4)

6 Demeanour (6)

9 Wide-awake (5)

11 Weakening (9)

13 Make fun of (3)

15 Brag (5)

16 Plan of action (6)

18 Not very often (6)

19 Judges (5)

21 Italian volcano (4)

22 Jog (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Needle, 4 Thread, 9 Dwell, 10 Riveter, 11 Cut, 12 Come again, 13 X-rated movie, 18 Overrated, 21 For, 22 Against, 23 Tidal, 24 Castor, 25 Pollux.

Down: 1 No dice, 2 Elector, 3 Lilac, 5 Have-a-go, 6 Extra, 7 Daring, 8 Premeditate, 14 Toronto, 15 Infidel, 16 Mosaic, 17 Prolix, 19 Evans, 20 Ditto.