Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/03/13

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Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Inchworm (6)

4 Ladybird eg (6)

9 Abyss (5)

10 Large South American larva (3-4)

11 Snow blade (3)

12 Alcoholic drinking (3,6)

13 Minute larva (7,4)

18 Eats grill (anag) (9)

21 Drowned valley (3)

22 Grape-sugar (7)

23 Short (5)

24 African fly (6)

25 Erroneous belief (6)

DOWN

1 Large insect (6)

2 Wind instrument (7)

3 Ant (5)

5 Nematode (7)

6 Rainbow fish (5)

7 Reverberated (6)

8 Arachnid supposed to bring luck (5,6)

14 Saviour (anag) (7)

15 White ant (7)

16 Insect larva (6)

17 Bloodsucking insect (6)

19 Bloodsucking insect (5)

20 Chart (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Precaution, 7 Project, 8 Octet, 10 Ergo, 11 Complete, 13 Ramson, 15 Crisis, 17 Notified, 18 Oder, 21 Exams, 22 Saunter, 23 Deadlocked.

Down: 1 Prong, 2 Even, 3 Author, 4 Troopers, 5 Outlets, 6 Appearance, 9 Treasurers, 12 Confused, 14 Methane, 16 Gets to, 19 Dated, 20 Junk.