Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/01/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 As a joke (2,4)

4 Goods thrown overboard (6)

9 Large aeroplane (5)

10 Evicted (7)

11 Indian rule (3)

12 Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (9)

13 Lamppost (11)

18 Witty retort (9)

21 Block (3)

22 City near the Dead Sea (7)

23 Cabal (5)

24 End of rugby match (2-4)

25 Pursuer (6)

DOWN

1 Physical damage (6)

2 Fighter plane (4,3)

3 Track (5)

5 Retired title-holders (7)

6 Argument (3-2)

7 Assortment (6)

8 Exhausted (5,2,4)

14 Showed clearly (7)

15 Jollity (7)

16 Hard worker (6)

17 Weaken (6)

19 Yanks (5)

20 Indian prince (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Concertina, 7 Ominous, 8 Cower, 10 Nape, 11 Traitors, 13 August, 15 Jacket, 17 Emigrate, 18 Fail, 21 Drain, 22 Glutton, 23 Benefactor.

Down: 1 Crisp, 2 Nook, 3 Ensure, 4 Tactical, 5 New York, 6 Going ahead, 9 Resettling, 12 Estrange, 14 Grimace, 16 Stigma, 19 Astir, 20 Must.

 

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