Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 17/06/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Untidy mess (4,6)

8 Instruments used in fighting (7)

9 Teacher (5)

10 Marquee (4)

11 16, 8, 12, 24 (1,1,1,1)

12 Conjunction (3)

14 Reprimand (6)

15 Harmful influence (6)

18 Produce eggs (3)

20 Feathered creature (4)

21 Stronghold (4)

23 Nook (5)

24 Skilful devices (7)

25 Beast of burden (4,6)

DOWN

1 Sloping surface (7)

2 Gleam (4)

3 Repudiate (6)

4 Swimming (8)

5 Minor actor (5)

6 European country (11)

7 Store in a remote area (7,4)

13 Eruption (8)

16 Distinctive (7)

17 Elementary particle (6)

19 Cassava (5)

22 Offscourings (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Round-the-clock, 9 Bandana, 10 Offer, 11 Etch, 12 Among, 16 Smash, 17 Sumo, 21 React, 22 Enables, 23 Conversations.

Down: 1 Problem, 2 Dunnock, 3 Ideal, 4 Account, 5 Toffs, 6 Skirt, 8 Headmasters, 13 Smother, 14 Bullion, 15 Consist, 18 Brace,

19 Daunt, 20 Casts.

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