Compact crossword - The Scotsman 07/02/15

Saturday’s puzzle

07/02/15
07/02/15

ACROSS

1 Brings to a standstill (5)

4 Solitary (5)

10 A yellowish-orange colour (5)

11 Axiom (7)

12 Story-teller (8)

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13 Country in the South Pacific (4)

15 Swindle (6)

17 Thinly scattered (6)

19 An edible shellfish (4)

20 South American country (8)

23 Zilch (coll) (7)

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24 Very angry (5)

25 Proficient (5)

26 End (5)

DOWN

2 An underground growth (5)

3 Turn of phrase (8)

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5 Plunder (4)

6 More demanding (7)

7 Superb (11)

8 Track (5)

9 Wipes out (11)

14 Face to face (8)

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16 Glorified (7)

18 Uneven (5)

21 Alloy of copper and zinc (5)

22 A weakling (coll) (4)

Friday’s solution

Grid H

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Across: 7 Adeste Fideles, 9 Papyrus, 10 River, 11 Turn, 12 About, 16 Level, 17 Best, 21 Topic, 22 Dewclaw, 23 Harbour master.

Down: 1 Carpets, 2 Weepers, 3 Stark, 4 Odorous, 5 Slave, 6 Usury, 8 Fast-breeder, 13 Reactor, 14 Replete, 15 Athwart, 18 Itchy, 19 Sport, 20 Swear.