Compact crossword - The Scotsman 04/03/13

Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Nun (6)

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4 Nursery (6)

9 Town in Northumberland (7)

10 Alloy of copper and zinc 5)

11 Japanese mercenary (5)

12 Motivate (7)

13 Latin hymn (6,5)

18 Issue (7)

20 Wales (5)

22 Holy person (5)

23 Form of worship (7)

24 Sounded similar (6)

25 Split in a church (6)

DOWN

1 Dealing in church property (6)

2 Enchantress (5)

3 One’s dearest possession (3-4)

5 Clerical garments (5)

6 Communion-cup (7)

7 Church festival (6)

8 Candlelit service (11)

14 Three in one (7)

15 Eremite (7)

16 Screen (anag) (6)

17 Of food, delicious (3-3)

19 Agave fibre (5)

21 _____ Gras, Shrove Tuesday (5)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Piqued, 4 Isobar, 9 Exalt, 10 Heeling, 11 Get, 12 Annapurna, 13 Progression, 18 Overgrown, 21 Set, 22 Singlet, 23 Trump, 24 Priest, 25 Endear.

Down: 1 Pledge, 2 Quarter, 3 Extra, 5 Steppes, 6 Briar, 7 Ragbag, 8 Thenceforth, 14 Goggles, 15 Obscure, 16 Gossip, 17 Stupor, 19 Ennui, 20 Not on.