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Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/11/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Wind instrument (5)

7 Soldier (8)

8 Let down (5)

10 Absurd (10)

12 Response to a stimulus (8)

14 Curve (4)

16 Mischievous sprite (4)

17 Wealthy (8)

20 Perceptive (10)

23 Drawn tight (5)

24 Young plant ready for planting out (8)

25 Proclamation (5)

DOWN

1 Hesitate (6)

2 Row (4)

3 Sound system (2-2)

4 Hit with great force (5)

5 Authorised (9)

6 In mint condition (6)

9 Altercations (5)

11 City in north-west England (9)

13 No longer available (3)

15 Show contempt for (5)

16 Clergyman (6)

18 Aptitude (6)

19 Nimble (5)

21 Melody (4)

22 Metal (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Joseph, 4 Spot-on, 9 Sharp, 10 Oolitic, 11 Ski, 12 Abhorrent, 13 Faultlessly, 18 Gasometer, 21 Tin, 22 Expiate, 23 Nurse, 24 Dead-on, 25 Unclad.

Down: 1 Just so, 2 Stamina, 3 Pippa, 5 Polaris, 6 Tithe, 7 Nicety, 8 To the letter, 14 Lumbago, 15 Literal, 16 Agreed, 17 Indeed, 19 Sepia, 20 Run in.

 

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