Compact crossword - The Scotsman 07/06/14

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Here is Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1. Long for (5)

7. Persevere (8)

8. Climb up (5)

10. Spaces fenced off (10)

12. A court of justice (8)

14. Unit of length (4)

16. Principal (4)

17. European mountain range (8)

20. Skilful (10)

23. Pamphlet (5)

24. Repel (5,3)

25. Cheerful (5)

DOWN

1. Small case (6)

2. Rodent (4)

3. Form rings, spirals, etc (4)

4. Secret store (5)

5. Enlarges (9)

6. Stopped (6)

9. Boredom (5)

11. A lung disease (9)

13. Somewhat (3)

15. Intended (5)

16. Light motorcycles (6)

18. A guard (6)

19. Nettlerash (5)

21. Facts and figures (abbrev) (4)

22. Trustworthy (4)

FRIDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1 The Who, 4 The lot, 9 Eliza, 10 Neurone, 11 Ash, 12 ‘The Mikado’, 13 Stage fright, 18 Hardliner, 21 Lah, 22 Mistake, 23 Troll, 24 Blithe, 25 The few.

Down: 1 The Ram, 2 Epithet, 3 Heart, 5 Houdini, 6 Leona, 7 The box, 8 Index-finger, 14 Goliath, 15 Hold off, 16 The mob, 17 The law, 19 Rishi, 20 Ratch.