Compact crossword - The Scotsman 22/12/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Ruffle (5)

7 Adorn (8)

8 Overhead (5)

10 Overstate (10)

12 Midday (8)

14 Rebound (4)

16 Swing round (4)

17 Kidnapped (8)

20 Not expensive (10)

23 Discipline (5)

24 Without equal (8)

25 Support byevidence (5)

Down

1 Large bottle (6)

2 Burning (of coal, etc)

(4)

3 Mixtureof spirits and water (4)

4 Practical jokes (5)

5 Lay waste (9)

6 Bearwitness (to) (6)

9 Leaves the stage (5)

11 Putsupwith (9)

13 Asmall flatfish (3)

15 Bed-cover (5)

16 Barely manage (6)

18 Saturate (6)

19 Cheerful (5)

21 Church recess (4)

22 Therefore (log) (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Au pair, 4 Scorer,

9 Blair, 10 Enliven, 11 Sea,

12 Strangler, 13 Philatelist,

18 Pedagogue, 21 Pea,

22 Ribston, 23 Dwarf, 24 Sorter,

25 Armour.

Down: 1 Abbess, 2 Pharaoh,

3 Idris, 5 Colonel, 6 Rival, 7 Run

dry, 8 Secret agent, 14 Legatee,

15 Soprano, 16 Sparks, 17 Gaffer,

19 Debar, 20 Elder.

 

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