Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/03/14

Monday’s puzzle...

24/03/14

ACROSS

1 Keck (3-7)

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8 Termini (anag) (7)

9 Italian goodbye (5)

10 Zulu regiment (4)

11 Ask earnestly (4)

12 Dance step (3)

14 Town in Nottinghamshire (6)

15 In preference (6)

18 Sea inlet (3)

20 Religious sect (4)

21 Clothed (4)

23 Darkness (5)

24 Ardent (7)

25 Submerged shoal in North Sea (6,4)

DOWN

1 Dupe (4-3)

2 Occupation (4)

3 Think highly of (6)

4 Short-legged terrier (8)

5 Turn out to be (3,2)

6 Extremely stupid (3-8)

7 Plant with a pungent root (11)

13 Label showing the cost (5,3)

16 Mount (7)

17 Sports coat (6)

19 Hostility (5)

22 Long story (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 7 Miscellaneous, 9 Craving, 10 Trunk, 11 Ouch, 12 Islay, 16 Foray, 17 Fade, 21 Abhor, 22 Uplands, 23 Burn one’s boats.

Down: 1 Omicron, 2 Askance, 3 Tepid, 4 Instead, 5 Lotus, 6 Osaka, 8 Legislature, 13 Bourbon, 14 Gainsay, 15 Persist, 18 Maybe, 19 Chore, 20 Clubs.