Compact crossword – The Scotsman 25/04/14

Friday’s puzzle

Across

1 Town near Macduff (5)

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7 Town near Livingston (8)

8 West African country (5)

10 Golf-course near 19 down (10)

12 Town on isle of Bute (8)

14 Stalk (4)

16 Caution (4)

17 Village near Abington (8)

20 Town near Aberdeen (10)

23 Carved pole (5)

24 Slaughterhouse (8)

25 Town near Forres (5)

DOWN

1 Town near Peebles (6)

2 Venom-tooth (4)

3 Town near Invergordon (4)

4 Inexpensive (5)

5 Whirlpool (9)

6 Goods thrown overboard (6)

9 Passageway (5)

11 Town on Isle of Lewis (9)

13 Town adjoining Prestwick (3)

15 Sugary (5)

16 Town near Motherwell (6)

18 Village near Loch Lomond (6)

19 Former capital of Scotland (5)

21 Reference line (4)

22 Exploding star (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Oath, 8 Inviting, 9 Comma, 10 Diaries, 12 Pig, 13 Scratcher, 16 Bagatelle, 17 Jig, 19 Erudite, 21 Level, 23 Apres-ski, 24 Dock. Down: 1 Japonica, 2 Theme, 3 Big, 4 Available, 5 Attract, 6 Ante, 11 Scientist, 14 Eminence, 15 Dawdles, 18 Ready, 20 Ripe, 22 Rig.