Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/03/15

Tuesday’s puzzle

24/03/15
24/03/15

ACROSS

7 A figure of speech (6)

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8 Sustain (6)

9 A European capital city (4)

10 The Greek god of war (4)

11 Back out (6)

12 Cockerels (6)

14 Curmudgeons (6)

17 Meagre (6)

19 Completion (8)

21 Maintain (4)

22 Plaster (6)

23 English cathedral city (6)

DOWN

1 Communicate (with) (6)

2 A mention in dispatches (8)

3 Place of worship (6)

4 Medication (6)

5 The three wise men (4)

6 Bribe (6)

13 Throbs (8)

15 Unusual item (6)

16 Stopper (6)

17 Consider (6)

18 Large island in the Aegean Sea (6)

20 An island (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Vocabulary, 8 Nothing, 9 About, 10 Cock, 11 Much, 12 Ado, 14 Ennead, 15 Unplug, 18 Dun, 20 Firm, 21 Acer, 23 Waxed, 24 Lay down, 25 Inelegance.

Down: 1 Vatican, 2 Coin, 3 Bagful, 4 Loathing, 5 Rioja, 6 Knocked down, 7 Strong drink, 13 Daffodil, 16 Lactose, 17 Prolog, 19 Nixon, 22 Lynn.