Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 23/11/13

Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Outspoken (5)

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7 Break down (8)

8 Not a soul (2-3)

10 Pays no attention to (10)

12 Game of chance (8)

14 Single out (4)

16 Unemployment benefit (coll) (4)

17 Obvious (8)

20 Plot (10)

23 Wretched dwelling (5)

24 Senior civil servant (coll) (8)

25 Lukewarm (5)

DOWN

1 Repartee (6)

2 Provide finance (for) (4)

3 Heath (4)

4 Garden pests (5)

5 Openings (9)

6 A small carnivore (6)

9 Northern sea-duck (5)

11 Delineating (9)

13 Gratuity (3)

15 Piece of ground (5)

16 Make off secretly (6)

18 Worked hard (6)

19 Small fish (5)

21 Impoverish (4)

22 Oppression (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Forage, 4 Public,

9 Limbo, 10 Vehicle, 11 HGV,

12 Scrapheap, 13 Classifying,

18 Spherical, 21 PSV, 22 Examine, 23 Baton, 24 Mayhem, 25 Cloche.

Down: 1 Filthy, 2 Removal,

3 Goods, 5 Unhappy, 6 Lucre,

7 Creepy, 8 Overpitched,

14 Service, 15 Nepotic, 16 Esteem, 17 Avenge, 19 Heavy, 20 Label.