Compact crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/14

Friday’s puzzle...

03/01/14
03/01/14

ACROSS

1 Squeeze (5)

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7 Quite fresh (8)

8 Cereals (5)

10 Sparkling drink (6,4)

12 Sparkling wine (coll) (8)

14 ____ Magdalene (4)

16 Sparkling wine (4)

17 Tobias ____, Scottish author (8)

20 Cherry liqueur (10)

23 Monetary unit of Iceland (5)

24 Grace (8)

25 Milky coffee (5)

DOWN

1 French brandy (6)

2 Gulp down (4)

3 Spirits and water mixture (4)

4 Pear wine (5)

5 Strong alcoholic liquor (9)

6 Fortified wine (6)

9 Nimble (5)

11 French white wine (9)

13 Alcoholic spirit (3)

15 Inferior wine (5)

16 Band on one’s sleeve (6)

18 Herbal tea (6)

19 Normal (5)

21 German white wine (4)

22 Killer-whale (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Neon, 8 Larrikin, 9 Mends, 10 Ontario, 12 Ply, 13 Practical, 16 Reserving, 17 Pry, 19 Strolls, 21 Slump, 23 Internal, 24 Sane.

Down: 1 Reveille, 2 Snide, 3 Fly, 4 Transcend, 5 Titania, 6 Kiwi, 11 Prevalent, 14 Acrimony, 15 Removed, 18 Clash, 20 Tank, 22 Sly.