Compact crossword - The Scotsman 08/12/14

08/12/14
08/12/14
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Monday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Social position (6)

4 Harmonise (6)

9 Welsh valley (7)

10 Vigil (5)

11 Darkness (5)

12 Religious ceremony (7)

13 Saxifrage (6,5)

18 Inflicted (7)

20 Foot-lever (5)

22 Alloy of iron and carbon (5)

23 Six-stringed instruments (7)

24 Edible shellfish (6)

25 Bequest (6)

DOWN

1 Narrow cord (6)

2 Through its length (5)

3 Modernised (7)

5 Place of defence (5)

6 Intrude (anag) (7)

7 Resounded (6)

8 Pets (4,3,4)

14 Afflict (7)

15 Strong current (7)

16 Catastrophe (6)

17 Showy but empty (6)

19 Healing ointment (5)

21 Stage show (5)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Badges, 4 Adonis, 9 React, 10 Passage, 11 Top, 12 Nyasaland, 13 Inadvertent, 18 Collapsed, 21 Tip, 22 Replete, 23 Verge, 24 Senate, 35 Drills.

Down: 1 Berate, 2 Deadpan, 3 Eaten, 5 Distant, 6 Nyala, 7 Steady, 8 Speak-easies, 14 Dialect, 15 Natural, 16 Scorns, 17 Speeds, 19 Lupin, 20 Diver.