Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/03/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A corpse (coll) (5)

7 Banish (8)

8 Overflow (5)

10 Tenacious (10)

12 Gets better (8)

14 Speechless (4)

16 Jot (4)

17 Injured (8)

20 Dogs (10)

23 Set one’s heart on (5)

24 System of beliefs (8)

25 East African country (5)

DOWN

1 Sustain loss (6)

2 Fail dismally (4)

3 A 15 down heroine (4)

4 Stop (5)

5 Protect (9)

6 Nucleus (6)

9 Dig up (5)

11 Thrown about (9)

13 Edge (3)

15 English writer (1840-1928) (5)

16 Girl’s name (6)

18 Chaperon (6)

19 Clay rock (5)

21 Push on (4)

22 Dry and withered (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Supine, 4 Econut, 9 Bough, 10 Elegant, 11 Lie,

12 Mussolini, 13 Strait-laced, 18 Sleepover, 21 Pea, 22 Regnant, 23 Tow in, 24 Tender, 25 Thorny.

Down: 1 Subtle, 2 Prudent, 3 Nahum, 5 Cremona, 6 Naafi, 7 Titbit, 8 Sensitivity, 14 Appease, 15 Empower, 16 Esprit, 17 Dainty, 19 Elgin, 20 Ratch.

 

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