Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 11/06/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Wily (6)

4 Capital city in southern Europe (6)

9 Conciliate (7)

10 Lariat (5)

11 Belgian city (5)

12 Beat off (7)

13 Sticking to one’s guns (11)

18 A bright red colour (7)

20 Beseech (5)

22 Game of chance (5)

23 Large flightless bird (7)

24 Slinks (6)

25 Concedes (6)

Down

1 Horrifies (6)

2 Buy and sell (5)

3 Takes a trip (7)

5 Flower (5)

6 Greek letter (7)

7 Rainfall (6)

8 Poverty (11)

14 Glorified (7)

15 Repeated from memory (7)

16 Devotional songs (6)

17 Interlocks (6)

19 Unfettered (5)

21 Excuse for failure (coll) (5)

Monday’s solution

Across: 8 Yon, 9 Other half, 10 Set-to, 11 Essence, 12 Pot-belly, 14 Abut, 15 Sire, 16 In public,

20 Rainbow, 21 Keats, 23 Small-time, 24 Neo. Down: 1 Hyssop, 2 Unit, 3 Nodose, 4 Three-line whip, 5 Trust, 6 Hannibal, 7 Effect, 13 Terminal, 15 Stress, 17 Upkeep, 18 Castor, 19 Obeli, 22 Arne.