Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/02/2014

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A ballroom dance (5)

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7 Board game (8)

8 Old silver coin (5)

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10 Permission to go ahead (5,5)

12 Wrenches (8)

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14 Froth (4)

16 Scrutinise (4)

17 Worried over (8)

20 Victorious (10)

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23 Hearing (5)

24 Ran riot (8)

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25 Accumulate (5)

DOWN

1 Spectacles (6)

2 Card game (4)

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3 A roof-gutter (4)

4 Aristocrat (5)

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5 Coarse plaster (9)

6 Methodology (6)

9 Fashion (5)

11 Examples (9)

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13 Floor covering (3)

15 In line with (5)

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16 Planet (6)

18 City in Texas (6)

19 Defame (5)

21 Garden tools (4)

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22 In good shape (4)

Friday’s solution

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Across: 1 Joking, 4 Scream, 9 Cater, 10 Arbours, 11 Ash, 12 Entangles, 13 Information, 18 Retrieval, 21 Sam, 22 Explain, 23 Ghoul, 24 Endear, 25 Accept.

Down: 1 Jackal, 2 Kitchen, 3 Norse, 5 Cabinet, 6 Equal, 7 Misuse, 8 Earthmoving, 14 Okinawa, 15 Onshore, 16 Breeze, 17 Amulet, 19 Typed, 20 Logic.