Compact crossword - The Scotsman 29/12/14

29/12/14
29/12/14
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Insincere praise (3,7)

8 See (7)

9 Sudden thrust (5)

10 Debatable (4)

11 Continent (4)

12 Lout (3)

14 Nevertheless (4,2)

15 Palace in Paris (6)

18 Animal doctor (3)

20 Nobleman (4)

21 Very reverend (abbrev) (1,3)

23 Biblical measure (5)

24 Relating to the abdomen (7)

25 Eviscerate (anag) (3,7)

DOWN

1 Lithe (7)

2 Fortified wine (4)

3 Very much (4,2)

4 Great Hall of Odin (8)

5 Verse (5)

6 Food served in one’s chamber in hotel (4,7)

7 Helping oneself (4-7)

13 Fireproof material (8)

16 Church ceremony (7)

17 Bullet (6)

19 Chart (5)

22 Matthew (NT) (4)

COMPACT CROSSWORD

Across: 7 Cross-purposes, 9 Angered, 10 Image, 11 Envy, 12 Crate, 16 Light, 17 Apse, 21 Dwaum, 22 Routine, 23 Cross-benchers.

Down: 1 Scrapes, 2 Forgive, 3 Usurp, 4 Sprints, 5 Aswan, 6 Asset, 8 Undercharge, 13 Dismiss, 14 Spliced, 15 Reverse, 18 Edict, 19 Wagon, 20 Quick.