Compact crossword - 03/08/15 The Scotsman

Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

8 First lady (3)

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9 Humiliate (9)

10 Provoke (5)

11 Small stream (7)

12 Caribou (8)

14 Swimming bird (4)

15 Subside (4)

16 Dilatation of an artery (8)

20 Illicit liquor shop (7)

21 County in South-west England (5)

23 Northern seabird (5,4)

24 Droop (3)

DOWN

1 On right-hand side (6)

2 Ox (4)

3 Fastened (6)

4 Breed of cattle (8,5)

5 Cattle herded together (5)

6 Kirkcudbright-shire and Wigtownshire (8)

7 Crystalline compound (6)

13 Indirect reference (8)

15 English cricketing county (6)

17 John Hoyer __, US author (6)

18 Control (6)

19 County in South-west Ireland (5)

22 Urn (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Range, 7 Diligent, 8 Flask, 10 Periodical, 12 Everyday, 14 Spud, 16 Pier, 17 Boycotts, 20 Pernicious, 23 Blimp, 24 Annulets, 25 Above.

Down: 1 Refuse, 2 Gasp, 3 Hi-fi, 4 Windy, 5 Per capita, 6 Stolid, 9 Kenya, 11 Peregrine, 13 Ago, 15 Scrub, 16 Poplar, 18 Sample, 19 Rifle, 21 Into, 22 Slab.