Compact crossword - The Scotsman 08/11/13

Friday’s puzzle...

08/11/13

ACROSS

1 Cram (5)

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7 Balderdash (8)

8 Intoxicated (5)

10 Lawless (10)

12 Christmas time (8)

14 Lower leg (4)

16 Immense (4)

17 Surrounded (8)

20 Pedantic (10)

23 Biblical city (5)

24 Biblical city (8)

25 Surpass (5)

DOWN

1 Australian city (6)

2 Discover (4)

3 Island near Malta (4)

4 Actor’s whisper (5)

5 Insurgent (9)

6 Person from Nairobi perhaps (6)

9 Fund (5)

11 Curse (9)

13 Noise (3)

15 Mr Presley (5)

16 The face (6)

18 Sorrowful (6)

19 Renown (5)

21 Cabbage salad (4)

22 Persuade using flattery (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Bowl, 8 Abides by, 9 Split, 10 Stunted, 12 Bid, 13 Detaining, 16 Celebrate, 17 Bud, 19 Shrivel, 21 Aesop, 23 Cashmere, 24 Clip.

Down: 1 Porpoise, 2 Plain, 3 Bad, 4 Distracts, 5 Meaning, 6 Able, 11 Retriever, 14 Neurosis, 15 Delight, 18 Bench, 20 Heal, 22 Bed.