Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/12/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 String instruments (5)

4 Money (coll) (5)

10 Broken-down building (5)

11 Suitcases (7)

12 Interruption (8)

13 Article (4)

15 City in Oregon (6)

17 Under wraps (6)

19 Melody (4)

20 Pennant (8)

23 Carouse (7)

24 Firework (5)

25 Cures (5)

26 Girl’s name (5)

DOWN

2 Spanish friend (5)

3 Defer (8)

5 Fury (4)

6 Disperse (7)

7 Gold miners (11)

8 Stoppers (5)

9 Crustaceans (6-5)

14 Freed (8)

16 Authentic (7)

18 Long-legged wading bird (5)

21 Climb (5)

22 And others (2,2)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Rag-and-bone-man, 9 Matador, 10 Basso, 11 Tess, 12 Swede, 16 Plato, 17 Frau, 21 Pilot, 22 Hangman, 23 Harbour master.

Down: 1 Primate, 2 Egotist, 3 Snide, 4 Anybody, 5 Amish, 6 Envoy, 8 Birdwatcher, 13 Glutton, 14 Eremite, 15 Runners, 18 Spahi, 19 Clerk, 20 Sneak.

 

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