Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 28/10/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

8 Nocturnal bird (3)

9 Reaper (9)

10 Asterisks (5)

11 Coloured bands (7)

12 Peevish (8)

14 Burden (4)

15 Labour (4)

16 Decorative (8)

20 Sheriff’s officer (7)

21 24 across (5)

23 Lea (9)

24 Feline (3)


Down

1 Idle chat (6)

2 Bloodsucker (4)

3 Cutting tool (6)

4 POW (8,2,3)

5 Slightly drunk (5)

6 Set point (anag) (4,2,2)

7 Emergency (6)

13 West Indian island (8)

15 West Indian island (6)

17 Hinder (6)

18 Prairie-wolf (6)

19 Slightly drunk (5)

22 Large bag (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Jumbo, 7 Hardship, 8 Chalk, 10 Bestseller, 12 Yuletide, 14 Asps, 16 Bore, 17 Welcomed, 20 Referendum, 23 Beech,

24 Elements, 25 Stake. Down: 1 Jockey, 2 Bulb, 3 Cant, 4 Adder, 5 Wholesome, 6 Spares, 9 Keats, 11 Clarifies, 13 Due, 15 Scrub,

16 Barren, 18 Daphne, 19 Greed, 21 Note, 22 Melt.

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