Compact crossword - The Scotsman 09/04/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Vilified (10)

8 A drinking-bout (7)

9 A cathedral (5)

10 Arm bone (4)

11 Land measure (4)

12 A newt (3)

14 Irregular (6)

15 Scribble (6)

18 Towards the stern (3)

20 A soothsayer (4)

21 Solicit (coll) (4)

23 A piece of live coal or wood (5)

24 Idealistic (7)

25 Easily recognised (10)

DOWN

1 Drive insane (7)

2 Common sense (coll) (4)

3 Country of southern Europe (6)

4 A ceremonial interview (8)

5 Conjure up (5)

6 Amassed (10)

7 Speculating (10)

13 Upbraids (8)

16 Lose sleep over (7)

17 Reprimand (6)

19 Postpone discussion of (a bill, etc) (5)

22 Curtail (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Gazebo, 8 Stolid, 9 Alum, 10 World War, 11 Unruly, 12 Whacko, 14 Cachet, 17 Shufti, 19 Hayforks, 21 Rapt, 22 Eolian, 23 Equine.

Down: 1 Call in, 2 Vermouth, 3 Norway, 4 Escrow, 5 Bold, 6 Hijack, 13 Aquarius, 15 Amazon, 16 Throne, 17 Sussex, 18 Typing, 20 Foil.