Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/10/14

Saturday’s puzzle

25/10/14

ACROSS

1 Card game (5)

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7 Excessive praise (7)

8 Fastened (5)

10 Faults (10)

12 Accuse publicly (8)

14 Foam (4)

16 Prejudice (4)

17 Well-read (8)

20 Sell (7,3)

23 Devil (5)

24 Fail to notice (8)

25 Old saying (5)

DOWN

1 Drooped (6)

2 A large amount (coll) (4)

3 Adverse criticism (4)

4 Saturate (5)

5 Harass severely (9)

6 A soft mineral (6)

9 Take exception (to) (5)

11 Beyond compare (9)

13 Scoundrel (3)

15 Jeer (at) (5)

16 Guiding light (6)

18 Take one’s time (6)

19 Foolish (5)

21 Recess (4)

22 Discover (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Scotch, 4 Bonnet, 9 Chili, 10 Chalice, 11 Loo, 12 President, 13 Continental, 18 Breakfast, 21 Col, 22 Cayenne, 23 Board, 24 Satiny, 25 Pepper.

Down: 1 Suckle, 2 Orinoco, 3 Crisp, 5 Ovation, 6 Noise, 7 Twenty, 8 Screen saver, 14 Taken on, 15 Arc-lamp, 16 Abacus, 17 Glider, 19 Egypt, 20 Table.