Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/12/12

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Monday’s puzzle

Across

8 Public transport 20 (3)

9 Old convertible car (9)

10 Games (5)

11 Public service (7)

12 Transform into trivial entertainment (8)

14 Machinegun (4)

15 Mined fuel (4)

16 Reconnaissance 20 (5,3)

20 Medium (7)

21 Ceremonial pole (5)

23 Can depart (anag) (3-6)

24 10, 11, 20 (1,1,1)

DOWN

1 Degraded (6)

2 Capital of Norway (4)

3 Cheerful (6)

4 Lack (13)

5 Room on board (5)

6 Egg-shaped (8)

7 Not go out (4,2)

13 Light open carriage (8)

15 Hollow (6)

17 Improvement (6)

18 Take away (6)

19 Fragment (5)

22 Pointed tooth (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Frill, 7 Ornament, 8 Above, 10 Exaggerate, 12 Moontide, 14 Stot, 16 Slew, 17 Abducted,

20 Reasonable, 23 Train, 24 Peerless, 25 Vouch. Down: 1 Flagon, 2 Live, 3 Grog, 4 Japes, 5 Devastate, 6 Attest, 9 Exits, 11 Tolerates, 13 Dab, 15 Quilt, 16 Scrape, 18 Drench, 19 Jolly, 21 Apse, 22 Ergo.

 

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