Compact crossword - The Scotsman 09/06/15

09/06/15
09/06/15
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Increase the value of (6)

4 Preoccupy (6)

9 Portion (7)

10 Direct a ship, etc (5)

11 Slapstick (5)

12 Mound (7)

13 Infantryman (4-7)

18 Leave the ground (4-3)

20 Very pale (5)

22 Immobile (5)

23 Barely (3,1,3)

24 Assemble (6)

25 Frustrate (6)

DOWN

1 Insecure (6)

2 Crop up again (5)

3 A three-pronged spear (7)

5 Aromatic plant (5)

6 A blot on the landscape (7)

7 Take industrial action (6)

8 At hand (2,3,6)

14 Eccentric (7)

15 Far-reaching (7)

16 On the wing (6)

17 Grab (6)

19 Extravagant (5)

21 Addiction to drugs, etc (5)

Monday’s solution

Grid M

Across: 8 Ire, 9 Prejudice, 10 Gusto, 11 Digital, 12 Exposure, 14 Hoax, 15 Clap, 16 Lens hood, 20 Monitor, 21 Rebus, 23 Runnymede, 24 Log.

Down: 1 Single, 2 Lens, 3 Spooks, 4 Tender-hearted, 5 Budge, 6 Virtuoso, 7 Reflex, 13 Planning, 15 Camera, 17 Screen, 18 Design, 19 Stays, 22 Bolt.