Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/10/14

Friday’s puzzle...

10/10/14

ACROSS

1 Cereal plant (5)

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7 Climbing plant (8)

8 Revolving arm (5)

10 Syringa (4,6)

12 Arm major (anag) (8)

14 Confidence trick (4)

16 Fruit tree (4)

17 Bitter plant (8)

20 1 across (6,4)

23 Claw (5)

24 Pasture and fodder plant (3,5)

25 Perfect (5)

DOWN

1 Seaside grass (6)

2 Type of lens (4)

3 Criticism (4)

4 Grimace (5)

5 Sedum (9)

6 High regard (6)

9 Mechanical man (5)

11 Common weed (9)

13 In the past (3)

15 Sting (5)

16 Abbey (6)

18 Weedy 24 across (6)

19 Scottish youngster (5)

21 Money (4)

22 Ancient fragrant ointment (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Pail, 8 Graceful, 9 Strap, 10 Impinge, 12 Age, 13 Workshops, 16 Enclosure, 17 Ego, 19 Eclairs, 21 Gully, 23 Refining, 24 Rosy.

Down: 1 Rattigan, 2 Cloak, 3 Egg, 4 Haymakers, 5 Delight, 6 Rung, 11 Constrain, 14 Pugilist, 15 Fleapit, 18 Quire, 20 Cleg, 22 KGB.