Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/05/15

Monday’s puzzle

25/05/15

ACROSS

1 Old car (6)

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4 Draw forth (6)

9 French castle (7)

10 Series of links (5)

11 Large shop (5)

12 License (anag) (7)

13 In an unpleasant manner (11)

18 Extravagantly ornamental (7)

20 Muscular strength (5)

22 Chemical compound (5)

23 Almsgiving (7)

24 Starts (6)

25 Reception (2-4)

DOWN

1 Facetious (6)

2 South American plain (5)

3 Go before (7)

5 Nearby pub (5)

6 Passage (7)

7 Underground passage (6)

8 Livelihood (11)

14 Agriculture (7)

15 Resonant (7)

16 Soak up (6)

17 Protein (6)

19 Empress (5)

21 Spanish friend (4)