Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/08/14

Monday’s puzzle...

25/08/14
25/08/14

ACROSS

7 High-kicking dance (6)

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8 Inert gas (6)

9 Woodwind instrument (4)

10 Musical (8)

11 Regular beat (6)

12 Musical composition (6)

14 Heavy load (6)

17 Proposal (6)

19 Wandering singer (8)

21 Threesome (4)

22 Piano (coll) (6)

23 Made a monotonous humming sound (6)

DOWN

1 North African fortress (6)

2 Stressed (8)

3 Hymn (6)

4 Singing group (6)

5 Counter-tenor (4)

6 Old stringed instrumentalist (6)

13 System of symbols (8)

15 Accord (6)

16 Usual (6)

17 Sweet music (6)

18 Musical about a Dickensian (6)

20 Vocalise (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Shame, 4 Cramp, 10 Urban, 11 Licence, 12 Octagons, 13 Cede, 15 Admire, 17 Bonsai, 19 Toad, 20 Prospect, 23 Oblongs, 24 Idaho, 25 Asset, 26 Terse.

Down: 2 Habit, 3 Managers, 5 Rock, 6 Manners, 7 Out of action, 8 Slant, 9 Dereliction, 14 Conspire, 16 Measles, 18 Cross, 21 Exams, 22 Once.