Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/05/14

HERE is today’s puzzle

Compact crossword
Compact crossword

ACROSS

1. Notch (5)

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4. In existence (5)

10. Stay up for (5)

11. Contrition (7)

12. Plastered with a first coat (8)

13. Conifer (4)

15. Opportunity (6)

17. A straw hat (6)

19. Set in order (4)

20. Conspicuous (8)

23. A round of applause (7)

24. Exhausted (3,2)

25. Preserves (5)

26. Have one’s say (5)

DOWN

2. A mountain range (5)

3. Cut back (8)

5. A swelling (4)

6. Judgment (7)

7. Falsehood (11)

8. Poked one’s nose in (5)

9. Making merry (11)

14. Touching (8)

16. Shake up (7)

18. Unaccompanied (5)

21. Parcel out (5)

22. Flacid (4)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 7 Credit squeeze, 9 Overdub, 10 Picky, 11 Nous, 12 Bid up, 16 Booty, 17 Cuba, 21 Token, 22 Nest egg, 23 Consumer goods.

Down: 1 Account, 2 Revenue, 3 Hindi, 4 Surplus, 5 Fetch, 6 Kenya, 8 Subsistence, 13 Wound up, 14 Jukebox, 15 Largess, 18 Stack, 19 Skint, 20 Usage.